Happiness Is An Attitude

Here is a heartwarming story that shows you – happiness is an attitude. The 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud lady, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o’clock. She has her hair fashionably coiffed and makeup perfectly applied, even though she is legally blind. She moved to a nursing home today.

Her husband of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary.

After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, she smiled sweetly when told her room was ready. As she manoeuvred her walker to the elevator. I provided a visual description of her tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on her window.

happiness is an attitude

“I love it,” she stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy.

“Mrs. Jones, you haven’t seen the room …. just wait.”

“That doesn’t have anything to do with it,” she replied.

The Attitude Of Happiness

“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.”

Watch the video in this article where I talk about how happiness is an attitude  – finding inner happiness first, before you receive from the outside world.

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