A 92-year-old, large, relaxed and proud man, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o'clock,
with his hair combed and face shaved properly,
even though he is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today.
His wife of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary.

After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home,
he smiled genuinely when told is room was ready.
As he manoeuvred his walker to the elevator,
I provided a visual description of his tiny room,
including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on his window.

"I love it," he stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old
having just been presented with a new puppy.
"
Mr. Jones, you haven't seen the room; just wait."
Somebody should tell us,
that we are dying.

Then we might live life to the limit,
every minute of every day.
Do it! I say.

Whatever you want to do, do it now!
There are only so many tomorrows.
~Michael Landon
Five Rules To Be Happy ~Unknown

With a thank you to Heather Smith for submitting this.
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From the eBook: "One! The Journey hOMe", by Klaas Tuinman MA, © 2007-2017

Questions and comments welcomed.
Five Rules For Being Happy
"That doesn't have anything to do with it," he replied.
"
Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time.
Whether I like my room or not
doesn't depend on how the furniture is arranged.
It's how I arrange my mind.
I already decided to love it.

It's a decision I make every morning when I wake up.
I have a choice; I can spend the day in bed recounting
the difficulty I have with the parts of my body that no longer work,
or get out of bed and be thankful for the ones that do.

Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open,
I'll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I've stored away.
Just for this time in my life.
Old age is like a bank account.
You withdraw from what you've put in.

So, my advice to you would be to deposit a lot of happiness
in the bank account of memories!
Thank you for your part in filling my Memory bank.
I am still depositing
."

Remember “the five simple rules to be happy":
1. Free your heart from hatred.
2. Free your mind from worries.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
5. Be grateful everyday.