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Bank account of life

Discussion in 'Jokes' started by chatkara_tasty, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. chatkara_tasty

    chatkara_tasty Bronze IL'ite

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    A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud man, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o'clock, with his hair fashionably coifed and shaved perfectly, 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 sweetly when told his 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." "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. Expect less.
     
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  2. sunkan

    sunkan Gold IL'ite

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    Very True, How Wonderful For Bring This To Notice Here..regards Sunkan..
     
  3. Padmash

    Padmash Platinum IL'ite

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    hi Heena,

    its great thanks for posting

    padma
     
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    Huma Silver IL'ite

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    hi

    thanks for posting:2thumbsup:

    bye
     
  5. madhu11

    madhu11 Bronze IL'ite

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    Hi heena,

    loved the post. thanks for sharing.:-D

    madhu
     
  6. slp807

    slp807 Bronze IL'ite

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    Hey heena

    wonderful post,thanxs for sharing


    cheers
    sreelatha
     
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    chatkara_tasty Bronze IL'ite

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    nice to see that u guys like the post :2thumbsup: txs a lot .
     
  8. Sriniketan

    Sriniketan IL Hall of Fame

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    It is the attitude of the old man we should develop, with being happy with what he has and take life as it comes.
    Good posting
    Sriniketan
     
  9. lathanarasimhan

    lathanarasimhan New IL'ite

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    Hi heena
    A very nice story.Would you believe,I wrote a similar reply to a thread in Snippets of life , in a thread called
    Are you contended only with pleasures of life. We can really meet a lot of like minded people in IL.Do visit this thread.Thanks
    regards latha.
     
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