I didn’t write this, but its message is so important I had to share it:
92 year old lady, fully dressed every morning by 8 am, make up perfectly applied even though she’s legally blind, has been moved to a nursing home today. Her husband of 70 years had recently died making the move necessary.
After many hours of patiently waiting, she smiled sweetly when she was told her room was now ready.
As she maneuvered her walker to the elevator I provided a visual description of the tiny room, including the sheets hung on the window.
“I love it” she said, with the enthusiasm of an 8 year old who had just received a prize.
“But Mrs.___ you haven’t even seen it yet, just wait” I said
“That doesn’t have anything to do with it” she said,
“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”.
When you change the way you look at things, even if you’re legally blind, the things you look at, change