A man of 92 years, short, very well-presented, who takes great care in hisappearance, is moving into an old people’shome today. 一位92歲的老伯今天要搬進仁愛之家。 他個頭不高，衣著整潔，非常注重外表。His wife of 70 has recently died, and he isobliged to leave his home. 他那70歲的太太最近剛過世，他不得不離開老家。
After waiting several hours in the retirementhome lobby, he gently smiles as he is toldthat his room is ready. 他在仁愛之家大廳等了幾個鐘頭，當他聽到房間 已備妥的時候，臉上露出溫和的微笑。As he slowly walks to the elevator, using hiscane, I describe his small room tohim, including the sheet hung at the windowwhich serves as a curtain.他拄著柺杖，我帶他緩步走向電梯，一邊描述他的小房間給他聽，包括那條掛在窗戶上當作窗簾的床單。
- "I like it very much", he says, with theenthusiasm of an 8 year old boy who has justbeen given a new puppy. 他說: “我很喜歡這個房間。” 他熱絡的神態，就好像一個 八歲小男孩剛拿到一個新玩偶一樣。-"M. Gagné, you haven’t even seen the roomyet, hang on a moment, we are almost there. " “老伯，房間您看都還沒看呢。等一等，我們就快到了。”
" That has nothing to do with it ", he replies. 老伯回答說:” 有沒有看都一樣啦。”" 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 I decideto see it. "“快樂，是我早就決定要的東西。我會不會喜歡那個房間，並不在於它的傢俱或裝潢好不好，而在於我決定怎麼看它。”
" It is already decided in my mind that I likemy room. It is a decision I take everymorning when I wake up. " “我心裏早就決定要喜歡我的房間了。 這是我每天早上起床都會做的決定。”
" 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 are stillin working order. " “我是可以選擇的。我可以整天躺在床上，數著身上有多少器官已經不靈光； 也可以站起身來感謝上蒼 －－我身上竟然有那麼多器官還管用。”
" Every day is a gift, and as long as I canopen my eyes, I will focus on the newday, and all the happy memories that I havebuilt up during my life. "“每一天都是神的恩賜。只要我還能睜開眼睛，我都會專注於這新的一天，並回憶著我這一生的快樂時光。” " Old age is like a bank account. You withdraw in later life what you have deposited along the way. " “老年就好比銀行的帳戶，你下半輩子提領出來的 快樂，都是你上半輩子存進去的。”
So, my advice to you is to deposit all thehappiness you can in your bank account ofmemories. 所以嘛，我要提醒你趁早將你的快樂，存進你 的回憶銀行。Thank you for your part in filling myaccount with happy memories, which I amstill continuing to fill… 感謝你在我的回憶銀行中也存入了一些快樂， 我也將繼續儲存快樂。
Remember these simple guidelines for happiness. 請記住下面簡單的快樂原則 1. Free your heart from hate. 1. 心中無恨 2. Free your mind from worry. 2. 腦中無憂4. Give more. 3. Live simply.4. 多些付出 3. 生活簡單5. Expect less.5. 少些期望
If you would like, send this message on….it is theway we touch each other with simple truths thatspreads goodness in the world. Who knows, amiracle may happen as a result…. 您願意的話，把這訊息傳遞出去吧！ 這是我們互相聯繫、廣傳善念的途徑。 說不定，有一些奇蹟會因此而出現…
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