Thursday, December 22, 2011

Cookies and good advise, worth reading..........

Dd loves to bake and at Christmas she gives gifts of cookies to various people.  Here is a tray of her cookies.
From left to right are, shortbread cookies, chocolate crinkle cookiesjam filled sandwich cookies, cranberry white chocolate chip cookies, cranberry pistachio bark, and red velvet whoopie pies.

Got this in an email and thought it was worthwhile sharing:


This is AWESOME ... something we should all remember.
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. 

Makes you think doesn't it?


cathy@home said...

It makes one think and be gratefull for the people I have in my life near and far.

Valerie said...

It does make you think. I'll print it and put on the notice board behind the computer. Happy Christmas to you and your family.

North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard said...

I love Christmas cookies; the tray looks almost like you could reach into the picture & help yourself to one. Enjoy !

~Carla~ said...

The tray of Christmas cookies looks amazing! What a wonderful gift! :) I love the story, I agree 100%! If you want to be happy, be!

beagleAnnie said...

THank you for sharing an impressive story, Gill. I love this part..."deposit a lot of happiness in the bank account of memories".

Rose said...

Can I be on the list of your Dd's Christmas list...haha I would trade her fudge.

Bank Account is words to live by.