Happiness is a Choice
November 5, 2015 by Cathy Brown
“There is no key to happiness. The door is always open.”
~ Author Unknown
While I was browsing through Facebook the other day, I found this story of a lovely 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud lady, (photo above) who is fully dressed each morning by eight o’clock, with her hair fashionably coiffed and makeup perfectly applied. This story originally appeared in December 8, 2013 submitted by “Just eat real food “
Our pretty lady is legally blind and is moving into 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.” She went on to explain, “Old age is like a bank account, you withdraw from what you’ve put in. So, my advice to you would be to deposit a lot of happiness in the bank account of memories.
“Thank you for your part in filling my Memory bank. I am still depositing.” And with a smile, she said: Remember the five simple rules to be happy:
- Free your heart from hatred.
- Free your mind from worries.
- Live simply.
- Give more.
- Expect less
I love this story and this lady’s wonderful outlook on life. She is so right….Happiness is a choice. A choice we can make each and every day.
As we know from the Law of Attraction and the Law of Deliberate Creation, we have the power to choose how our day and ultimately, our life, will unfold. It is totally up to us.
As Mike Dooley always says in his “Thoughts from the Universe”. “Thoughts become things…so choose wisely”.
The thoughts you are thinking, become the vibrations you are sending out looking for like vibrations to materialize into your day. How do you want your day to go? You have the choice…it’s all up to you.
Let’s all set a goal of following those 5 simple rules to be happy and focus on sending out those “Good Vibrations.”
“Happiness is in contentment, gratitude and love. It is a lifestyle, not a location.”
~ Ogwo David Emenike
Today I choose to be happy.
I think happy thoughts.
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Knowing your WHY is like turning on the lights to your behavior. You gain instant clarity. You begin to understand why you made the choices you made. You know what your special gift is. Your world begins to make more sense.
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