Archive for December, 2009

Happy Christmas!!!

I haven’t posted or even tweeted much lately.  I have been so busy preparing all of the tiny details that I love so much about Christmas that there hasn’t been enough extra time for me to tend to my blog.  I JUST LOVE CHRISTMAS so much!  Sorry!!  It sure would be nice if wordpress could come up with a way to just download the blog of my mind.  There are so many things I would like to tell you that come up when I cannot blog.  I know that you would love to read about all of the wonderful and exciting things that we do!  Hopefully I’ll keep getting better at grabbing those moments to publish them. 

For now please accept the text below that I cut and pasted from an email I received from a super special person.  I hope you all have a Merry, Happy and ExtraMagical Holiday season.  See ya real soon!!

A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud man, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o’clock, with his hair fashionably combed and shaved perfectly, even though he is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today. 
His wife of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary. After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, he smiled sweetly when told his room was ready. 
As he maneuvered his walker to the elevator, I provided a visual description of his tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on his window. 
I love it,’ he stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy. 
Mr. Jones, you haven’t seen the room; just wait.’ 
‘That doesn’t have anything to do with it,’ he 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. 
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. 

Remember the five simple rules to be happy: 
1. Free your heart from hatred. 
2. Free your mind from worries. 
3. Live simply. 
4. Give more. 
5. Expect less.

May all your bank accounts be full. 

Have a nice day, unless you already have other plans.  😉


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