Happiness is an Attitude

Life Story by Daniel | Sunday, November 25, 2007 | 3 comments »

Happiness, what does happiness means to you?

Do you feel Happy for the things that Happen, or do the things that Happen makes you happy?

Both may mean the same to you. But not for long.

Here's a Story I found which might change the way you think =)

The 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud lady, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o'clock, with her hair fashionably coiffed and makeup perfectly applied, even though she is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today.

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.

"I love it," she stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy.

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

"That doesn't have anything to do with it," she 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 get out of bed and be thankful for the ones that do. 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."

What does Happiness means to you now?

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  1. jaja0359 // November 26, 2007 at 5:23 PM  

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  2. Anonymous // November 26, 2007 at 6:19 PM  

    This was a wonderful read..I really enjoyed it and it made me think about where and how I want to be.. I want to have that Happiness Attitude... WOO HOOO!!!

    I came across your blog while surfing people's pages... I really enjoyed it..


  3. Missy // November 27, 2007 at 9:02 AM  

    This is such a sweet story. I am choosing to be happy today even though it has only just begun. I needed a lift. Thank you. :)