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   Posted 12/6/2010 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Healing Hugz to all, someone sent this to me and I hope it'll
be a bit inspiring and uplifting and just wanted to pass it on, hopefully it'll
take your mind off your pain for but a moment or more...

A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud man, who is fully dressed each morning by 8
o'clock, with his hair fashionably combed and shaved perfectly, even though he is legally
blind, moved into a nursing home today.
His wife of 70 years, recently passed away, making the move necessary. After many hours
waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, he smiled sweetly when told his room was ready.
As he maneuvered his walker to the elvator, I provided a visual description of his tiny room,
including the eyelet sheets that had hung on his window. "I love it," he stated with 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 I can get out of bed and be
thankful for the part of me that still work."
"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 advise to you
would be to deposit a lot of happiness in the bank account of memories"
1. Free your heart from hatred
2. Free your mind of worries
3. Live simply (I think most of us do this already!)
4. give more
5. Expect Less..

Just thought I would share this, hope y'all like it...This was meant with no harm...
((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((Healing Hugz to All))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

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   Posted 12/6/2010 8:41 PM (GMT -6)   

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   Posted 12/6/2010 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank You Chartreux!

From the minds eye of a blind man, we can learn so much!

SE wink

PS: It would be nice to post this every year as a reminder wink Again!...Thank you!
Hope you are feeling better!

Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 12/6/2010 7:12:09 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 12/6/2010 9:19 PM (GMT -6)   

Thank you so much for sharing that! I hope so much to grown up one day and be that kind of person all the time, lol. I used to work in a few nursing homes and have met some miraculus people with that kind of attitude and I had the greatest empathy was was the favorite cna with all the "difficult" people, whom to me where the kindest, nicest people who just needed to be respected and treated like a person and loved no matter what.

I was going to post a thread today because I had one of those moments today that reminded me beyond all words why I try as hard as I do and why I can never give up. One of my daycare kids said my name for the first time today! He is special needs and just turned 2 so he is just learning how to talk and just managed mama a few weeks ago. So to be in the top 10 new words for a child makes my life so worth it and keeps me trying ever second of the day no matter what. I am looking at some tough choices soon but I know what I am making them for and that makes it so much easier and harder to do. may each of you be blessed with such miracles in your day so that you never forget what it really means to live!!

“Maybe if I share the path I walk then a little more of your pain will vanish. I want you to heal, whoever you are. I don't care what pain you've brought the world, I just want yours to subside. No matter what, your path is yours. Dont follow misery or worry. Devote every moment of your life to improving your dreams. Love your world. Cherish the good you do. Let go of hatred. Dream of love.” ~ ?

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   Posted 12/6/2010 9:54 PM (GMT -6)   
What a wonderful post Chartreux! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

Sounds like the man in the story has clearer "sight" than most of the rest of the world......
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   Posted 12/6/2010 11:15 PM (GMT -6)   
  Really awesome , and true , thanks for sharing that Chartreux . A bright outlook is a decision , and a smart one to make life a nice expierence . I really like the ''give more '' and ''expect less '' part . Mikel 

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   Posted 12/7/2010 1:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Char, thank you so much for sharing this with us. Alot of inspiration in that story.
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