AmMo Posted by Dr. MO This morning I am sharing a story that a maintain momentum member shared with me…
A 92-year-old, small, well-poised and proud man, who is fully dressed, and well groomed, each morning by eight o’clock, even though he is legally blind, moved to a nursing home. His wife of 70 years had 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, a staff member 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 a decision, a point of view. Whether I like my room or not doesn’t depend on how the furniture is arranged … it’s about how I arrange my mind. I already decided to love it. It’s a mindset I have 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 can withdraw from it only what you’ve previously put in. So, my advice to you is to deposit a lot of happiness in your bank account of positive memories!
The man in this story is an incredible example of the power mindset. He chose, and practiced, a way to think about all aspects of his life that resulted in his happiness. If you want to feel like he felt, and do like he did, you need to think the way he thought.
Here is a first step in that direction…..decide to:
1. Free your thoughts from hatred, fill your mind with love.
2. Free your mind from worries, cut them down to size.
3. Live more simply, let go.
4. Give more, share more.
5. Expect less, earn more.
Here is a second step… choose to:
Learn and practice momentum mind thinking….that’s the way he thought!