Wise Old Man

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Transcript Wise Old Man

fter
several
AH
manAof
92waiting
years, very
wellhours
presented,
is wife had recently passed away,
thegreat
retirement
lobby,
who In
took
care in home
his appearance,
and he
obliged
to as
leave
his
home.
Hewas
gently
smiles
he
is
told
was moving
into an
elderly
persons
home.
That his room is ready.
"I like it very much",
he says,
(with the enthusiasm of an 8 year old boy
who has just been given a new puppy).
"Mr. Jones,
you haven’t even seen the room yet,
just hang on a moment,
we are almost there".
As he slowly walks to the elevator,
using his cane,
the assistant describes his small room to him,
including the sheet hung at the window
which serves as a curtain.
"Happiness is something
I choose
in advance.
"It is already
decided
in my mind
W
hether
notmy
I to
like
room
"T
hat
has
dothe
with
it",
thatnothing
Ior
like
room.
not depend
onevery
the furniture,
he Ireplies.
Itdoes
is a decision
take
morning
or the decor – rather it depends
when I wake up".
on how I decide to see it".
"I can choose whether
I spend my day in bed
enumerating all the difficulties
that I have with the parts of my body
that no longer work very well,
or I can get up and give thanks
to heaven for those parts
that are still in working order".
"Eis
very day is a gift,
"Old age
like a bank account.
and as long as I can open my eyes,
Y
I ou
willwithdraw
focus on in
thelater
newlife
day,
what you
have
deposited
along the way".
and
all the
happy memories
that I have built up during my life".
So, my
And
advice
Thank
to You
you is
fortoyour
deposit
partall the
in
happiness
filling myyou
account
can inwith
your
happy
bank memories,
account of
which I am still
memories.
continuing to fill…
Remember these simple guidelines for happiness.
1. Free your heart from hate.
2. Free your mind from worry.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less.
If you like, send this message on….
it is the way we touch each other with simple
After all life is truths
what you make it …
that spreads goodness in the world.
Who knows, a miracle may happen as a result …