Story of Truth ๐ŸŒŸ

By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.โคโค

This 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud lady, who is fully dressed each morning by eight oโ€™clock, with her hair fashionably coiffed and makeup perfectly applied, even though she is legally blind, moved to a nursing home yesterday. 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. โ€œI love it,โ€ she stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy.

โ€œMrs. Jones, you havenโ€™t seen the room โ€ฆ. just wait.โ€

โ€œThat doesnโ€™t have anything to do with it,โ€ she replied. โ€œHappiness is something you decide on ahead of time. Whether I like my room or not doesnโ€™t depend on how the furniture is arranged, itโ€™s how I arrange my mind. I already decided to love it. Itโ€™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 Iโ€™ll focus on the new day and all the happy memories Iโ€™ve stored away, just for this time in my life.โ€

She went on to explain, โ€œOld age is like a bank account, you withdraw from what youโ€™ve put in. So, my advice to you would exis 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.โ€

And with a smile, she said: โ€œRemember 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, & enjoy every moment.

By Peace Truth

Life is like a bunch of roses. Some sparkle like raindrops. Some fade when there's no sun. Some just fade away in time. Some dance in many colors. Some drop with hanging wings. Some make you fall in love. The beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Life you can be sure of, you will not get out ALIVE.(sorry about that)