HAPPINESS IS A STATE OF MIND
Beautiful message explaining how Happiness is a
State of Mind. All of us should try to develop such attitude
A man of 92 years, short, very well-presented, who takes
great care in his appearance, is moving into an old people’s home today.
After waiting several hours in the retirement home lobby,
he gently smiles as he is told that his room is ready.
His wife of 80 has recently died, and he is obliged to leave his home.
As he slowly walks to the elevator, using his cane,
I describe his small room to him, including the sheet hung at
the window which serves as a curtain.
“I like it very much”, he says, with the enthusiasm of an
8 year old boy who has just been given a new puppy.
” You haven’t even seen the room yet, hang on a moment, we are almost there. ”
” That has nothing to do with it “, he replies.
” It is already decided in my mind that I like my room.
It is a decision I take every morning when I wake up. ”
” Happiness is something I choose in advance.
Whether or not I like the room does not depend on the furniture,
or the decor rather it depends on how I decide to see it. ”
“I can choose. I can spend my day in bed enumerating all
the difficulties that I have with the parts of my body that no
longer work very well, or I can get up and give thanks to heaven
for those parts that are still in working order. ”
“Every day is a gift, and as long as I can open my eyes,
I will focus on the new day, and all the happy memories
that I have built up during my life. ”
“Old age is like a bank account.
You withdraw in later life what you have deposited along the way. ”
(This inspirational article is sent by Cap. Ravi Mahajan Retd. We are grateful to Cap. Ravi Mahajan for this article.)
So, my advice to you is to deposit all the happiness
you can in your bank account of memories.
Thank you for your part in filling my account with
happy memories, which I am still continuing to fill.
Remember these simple guidelines for happiness.
- Free your heart from hate.
- Free your mind from worry.
- Live simple.
- Give more.
- Expect less.
If you have been blessed by this message,
send it to your loved ones and your friends.
It is the way we touch each other with simple truths that
spread goodness in the world.
Who knows, a miracle may happen as a result.
Capt. Ravi Mahajan Retd.