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SIMPLE RULES TO BE HAPPY

20 Oct

Happiness is defined as a mental or emotional state of well-being defined by positive or pleasant emotions ranging  from contentment to intense joy.

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I would like to share this short story my daughter sent me yesterday:-

The 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud lady, who is fully
dressed each morning by eight o’clock, with her hair fashionably
coifed and makeup perfectly applied, even though she is legally blind,
moved 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, I 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 having just been presented with a new puppy.
“Mrs. Jones, you haven’t seen the room …. 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.”

She went on to explain, “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.”

And with a smile, she said: “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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Posted by on October 20, 2015 in Training and Advice

 

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2 responses to “SIMPLE RULES TO BE HAPPY

  1. charlottemorgan104@googlemail.com

    October 20, 2015 at 11:39 am

    Love you xxx

    Best Wishes,

    Charlie Morgan Yoga Instructor

    Website Facebook Twitter Instagram

    ‘Dream, Smile, Love…Be the change you want to see in the world’

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  2. Mary Wheildon

    October 20, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    This was a brilliant read ! So close to my heart !xxxx

    Sent from my iPhone

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