Sunday, January 10, 2021

Jubilee Kids

I read something the other day that was meaningful to me. I hope you can take something from it as well.

The beautiful, well-versed 83 year old lady, fully dressed every morning at 8 am sharp, with her hair done in fashion and perfectly applied makeup, is moving to a retirement home.  Her husband recently died, which motivated her move.

After many hours of patiently waiting in the hall of the home, she smiled sweetly, when told her room was ready.

As she moved her walker toward the elevator, she was given a detailed description of her small room, including the curtains hanging from her window.

′′ I love it ", she said, with the enthusiasm of a 8-year-old girl who was just handed over a new pet.

- Mrs. Jones; you haven't seen the room, just wait.

- That doesn't matter, she replied.

Happiness is something you decide over time. Whether or not I like my room doesn't depend on how the furniture is arranged, it depends on how I arrange my mind.

I’ve already decided that I like it. It's a decision I make every morning when I wake up. I have the choice; I can spend the day in bed, going through the difficulty I have with my body parts that don't work, or get out of bed and be thankful for the parts that do work.

Every day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open, I will focus on the new day and the happy memories I've stored just for this time in my life.

HAPPINESS is like a bank account: you withdraw from it, what you deposit.

So my advice would be to deposit a lot of happiness into your memory account.

Remember these five simple things:

  • free your heart from hate/discord

  • free your mind from worries

  • live simply

  • give more

  • take less

I think there are other things to add to the simple things list, such as: love and trust God. Our mind is a powerful thing and we are the ones who have to take control of it and make the choices that are part of God’s plan for us.

Joy

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