Choose to be Happy ☺ by SummerJade

Choose to have a great day, choose to be happy…it really is your choice, at least
if you can learn to think as the man in the following story does……

This story has been making the rounds as an email pass-on for many years now. The first copy I received described a woman, but 9 times out of 10, it’s a man, so I’ll go with the male version. It’s the thought that counts! ☺

Design created in Corel Paint Shop Pro.
Dedicated to all the people who take responsibility for their own mood and attitude.
(5175 views on Apr. 19, 2015).

Featured in The World As We See It on Aug. 11, 2010
Featured in You’re Accepted on Aug.13, 2010
Featured in Random! on Nov. 11, 2010

(all sites say: author unknown)
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 into it..
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."

Life is short, Choose to be happy!

Having a digital camera is like having an unlimited bank account. Thousands and thousands of images, each with the power to bring back the sights, the sounds, the scents and the emotions of that one moment in time…bliss!!!

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  • Qnita
    Qnitaover 4 years ago

  • Wow, thanks!! ♥☺

    – SummerJade

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  • The Sticker…..

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  • PLEASE read the story in the description!! Then you’ll see how special this reminder really is! ♥☺♥

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  • trish725
    trish725over 4 years ago

    Good one!

  • Thank you, Trish!! ♥☺

    – SummerJade

  • Susan van Zyl
  • Thanks, Susan!! ♥☺

    – SummerJade

  • trish725
    trish725over 4 years ago

  • This is great!! Thanks, Trish! ♥♥♥

    – SummerJade

  • NancyC
  • Wow!! This is great! Thank you so much for this feature!! ☺♥♥♥

    – SummerJade

  • patjila
    patjilaover 4 years ago

    I sure vote for the choice to have a great day! Great t-shirt design!

  • Thank you very much!! ♥☺

    – SummerJade

  • Matt Jones
    Matt Jonesover 4 years ago

    Congratulations on all your features.

  • Thanks, Matt! ☺♥

    – SummerJade

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 4 years ago

    Fabulous design

  • This is fantastic! I’m delighted to make the top 10 in this challenge!!

    – SummerJade

  • trish725
    trish725over 4 years ago

  • GREAT!! Thanks! ☺☺☺☺☺

    – SummerJade

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your Challenge Win! A wonderful entry! Good work!

  • Thank you so much for your sweet comments!! ☺♥♥

    – SummerJade

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