A 92-year-old, petite, legally blind, well-poised and proud lady,
   was fully dressed this morning by eight o'clock. Her hair was
  fashionably coifed and makeup perfectly applied. She was moving
    to a nursing home today. Her husband of 70 years recently passed
  away,  making the move necessary.
         After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the
  nursing  home, she smiled sweetly when told her room was ready. As
  she  maneuvered her walker to the elevator, she was provided a visual
  description of her tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had
  been hung on her window.
        I love it," she stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old
  who had just been presented with a new puppy.
        "Mrs.. Jones, you haven't seen the room yet, just wait!"
         "That doesn't have anything to do with it," she 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
       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. Expect less.

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