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How You Arrange Your Mind

By on February 2, 2009


I got this email from my friend and after reading it, it does help especially on how you think or i would like to say “How you arrange your mind” as mentioned in the story below:

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



Few weeks ago one of my friend told me that he watched a TV channel about an interview with a person that responded very well  about the current economic slowdown where the person suggested that instead of everyday worrying about the bad economy why not spend your energy finding new way and opportunity to bring in extra income. Worrying only drains out your energy and only through action that you have better chances to make things better. 


I hope those of you who had badly hit by the economic downturn may think positive and continue to find a better way to supplement your income-Do not give up and All the best to you!



  1. Dale

    February 9, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Good to know that there is a new world opening up with the discovery of electronics which never existed before. It is with this wonderful discovery of the ways to communicate over vast distances that we can give thanks to those who have unlocked the doors, to those who are continuing to unlock the doors, and to the joy of this whole process.

  2. admin

    February 9, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Thanks for the comment


  3. meenakshi

    July 1, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Happiness is a state of mind............Indeed very rightly said.May be right now the life is tough but i feel there is always a day after a night.There is always light after going through a dark tunnel.Always look for oppurtunities...they are going to knock at you.
    Try to be simple in your approach.
    Try to do the best for anybody.
    All the best to everybody and always try to be happy...

  4. admin

    July 1, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Thanks for you comment Meenakshi.


  5. Jonathan

    October 1, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Thank you for the words of wisdom. Easyer said than done, never the less, nothing worth while
    is achieved without effort.


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