183-THE BEAUTY OF AGING - THE WISE OLD MAN (Philosophy)
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  • 2. A man of 92 years, short, very well-presented, who takes great care in hisappearance, is moving into an old people’shome today.After waiting several hours in theretirement home lobby, he gently smiles ashe is told that his room is ready.His wife of 70 has recently died, and he isobliged to leave his home.
  • 3. As he slowly walks to the elevator, using hiscane, I describe his small room to him,including the sheet hung at the windowwhich serves as a curtain.-  "I like it very much", he says, with theenthusiasm of an 8 year old boy who has justbeen given a new puppy.-"M. Gagné, you haven’t even seen the roomyet, hang on a moment, we are almostthere. "
  • 4. " That has nothing to do with it ", hereplies." It is already decided in my mind that I likemy room. It is a decision I take everymorning when I wake up. "" Happiness is something I choose inadvance. Whether or not I like the roomdoes not depend on the furniture, or thedecor – rather it depends on how Idecide to see it. "
  • 5. " I can choose. I can spend my day in bedenumerating all the difficulties that I havewith the parts of my body that no longerwork very well, or I can get up and givethanks to heaven for those parts that arestill in working order. "
  • 6. " Every day is a gift, and as long as I canopen my eyes, I will focus on the new day,and all the happy memories that I havebuilt up during my life. "" Old age is like a bank account. Youwithdraw in later life what you havedeposited along the way. "
  • 7. So, my advice to you is to deposit all thehappiness you can in your bank account ofmemories.Thank you for your part in filling myaccount with happy memories, which I amstill continuing to fill…
  • 8. 1. Free your heart from hate.5. Expect less.4. Give more.3. Live simply.2. Free your mind from worry.Remember these simple guidelines for happiness.
  • 9. If you would like, send this message on….it isthe way we touch each other with simple truthsthat spreads goodness in the world. Whoknows, a miracle may happen as a result….Musique-L’Amour rêve (André Gagnon) Sakura 14 octobre 2006
  • 10. If you would like, send this message on….it isthe way we touch each other with simple truthsthat spreads goodness in the world. Whoknows, a miracle may happen as a result….Musique-L’Amour rêve (André Gagnon) Sakura 14 octobre 2006