Love And Love

Dona "Jiló Maria" is a lady of 92 years old, petite and so elegant, that every day at 08 am she's all dressed, well coiffed and made up slightly, despite their low vision.

And today she moved to a nursing home: her husband, with whom she lived 70 years, died recently, and not there was another solution.

After waiting patiently for two hours in the living room, she still has a beautiful smile when the attendant came to say that her room was ready. As she maneuvered her walker toward the elevator, gave a description of his tiny little room, including the flowery curtains that adorned the window.

She interrupted me with the enthusiasm of a little girl who just got a puppy dog.

- Oh, I love these curtains ...
- Dona "Jiló Maria," the lady has not even seen your room ... Wait a minute ...
- This has nothing to do, she said, Happiness is something you decide on principle. If I'm going to like my room or not does not depend on how the furniture will be arranged ... It will depend on how I prepare my expectation.

And I've decided I'm going to love it. It's a decision I make every day when I wake up.

You know, I can spend the whole day in bed, counting the difficulties they have in certain parts of my body that does not work well . Or can I get out of bed thanking the other parties that still obey me.

- Just like that?
- Not so, this is for those who have self-control and everyone can learn, and demanded from me a certain 'workout' for years apart, but it's good to know that I can still drive my thoughts and choose, as a result, the feelings.

Calmly she continued:

- Each day is a gift, and as my eyes open I'll focus on the new day, but the happy memories that I kept for this time of life. Old age is like a bank account: you only withdraw what you have saved. So my advice to you is to deposit a lot of happiness and joy in your Account Mem. And, by the way, thanks for your deposit this in my bank of memories. As you see, I am still depositing and believe that no matter how complex life is, whoever is wise to simplify.

Then asked me to write down:

1. Leave out the numbers that are not essential. This includes age, weight and height.
Let the doctors worry about it.

2. Keep only entertaining friends. The depressive pull down.
(Remember that if one of these depressive!)

3. Learn forever:
Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Do not let the brain becomes lazy.
'An idle mind is the workshop of the German.' And the name of the German Alzheimer's!

4. Enjoy the little things more - Enjoy more.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for air. And if you have a friend who makes you laugh, spend lots and lots of time with him / her!

6. When tears appear Hold on, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life we ​​are ourselves. LIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with the things you love: Whether it's family, pets, plants, hobbies, whatever.
Your home is your refuge. Do not discard ..

8. Take care of your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it fails to improve, get help.

9. Do not take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to a different country, but NOT to where there is guilt.

10. Tell the people you love and who loves them every opportunity to be with them.

And if you do not send this to at least four people - who do not care? Will be just less than four people cease to smile to see your post.

But if you can at least share it with someone! "One day you learn that true friendship continues to grow even over long distances. And what matters is not what you have in life, but who you have in life."
sayedhadhood sayedhadhood
61-65, M
3 Responses Dec 4, 2012

Beautiful and true! We must be thankful! Yes happiness is a choice, love this story! :-)

Thanks and i'm sure you love the love and know what mean love

lovely and true

Thank you my dearest friend