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“164th story”
A 92 years old man, short, very well-presented, who takes great care in his appearance, moved into an older adults’ home.

After waiting several hours in the lobby, he gently smiled when they told him that his room was ready.

His wife had recently died, and he was obliged to leave his home.

As he slowly walked to the elevator, using his cane, the nurse described his small room to him poorly, including the sheet hung at the window, which served as a curtain.

“I like it very much,” he said, with the enthusiasm of an 8-year-old boy who had just a new puppy.

The nurse said: ” You haven’t even seen the room yet, hang on a moment, we are almost there.”

” That has nothing to do with it,” he replied.

” It is already decided in my mind that I like my room. It is a decision I make every morning when I wake up. Happiness is something I choose in advance. Whether or not I like the room does not depend on the furniture or the décor somewhat; it depends on how I decide to see it.

I can choose to spend my day in bed enumerating all the difficulties that I have with the parts of my body that no longer work very well, or I can get up and thank God for those parts that are still in working order. Every day is a gift, and as long as I can open my eyes, I will focus on the new day and all the happy memories that I have built up during my life. Old age is like a bank account. You withdraw in later life what you have deposited along the way.”

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  1. That is absolutely correct and so well presented.
    Thank you so much Laleh for your positive philosophy.
    Alain “Bibliofeel”

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  2. Thank you for the positive message and creative story. It brightened my day.

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  3. No wonder the old man reached to his 92 years of age and the secret is just being positive and happy of what you have.thank you for sharing.

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  4. This is a wonderful story, uplifting. Thank you.

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  5. Lovely story and a sobering lesson for us all. Life is a gift. Everyday we are alive is a gift and we should thank God for that.

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  6. Too good!! Rather than complaining what we do t have we must be thankful for what we have.

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  7. Thank you for that important reminder ❤

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  8. A great lesson and well written as always ♥

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  9. What a wise man, he is teaching us a lot how to view life in his age.

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  10. I love this story, Laleh. I’m often guilty to dwelling on the abilities I’ve lost but, starting today, I’ll try to concentrate on all the things I can do. Thank you for sharing this inspirational story.

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  11. Me gustan las fotos,no se tu idioma te 👋 saludo !!

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  12. So true, wonderful story to warm the heart and learn from
    Thank you my dear. 💜

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  13. Absolutely, enjoyed this story very much and the power of thought in the morning can make or break the day… Cheers to a great week ahead.

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  14. very instructive story, full of wisdom with a worthy moral

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  15. Wow what a beautiful story with such a great takeaway😊❤️🌷

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  16. Rich and honest look at life! In her 80s, my mother follows a similar philosophy of life. She shares so many treasures with me from her gifted journey.

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  17. Ein freundliches Hallo, Laleh Chini,
    es ist eine wunderbare Geschichte , ist sie von dir geschrieben?
    Wie wir etwas empfinden, hängt eben viel davon ab, mit welcher Einstellung wie wir es sehen wollen…
    Vielen Dank und alles Gute von Miriam

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  18. This is so very lovely, Laleh!!! Thank You! 🤗❤️😊

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  19. Such a wonderful story! We all need to remember this wise man’s words when we are feeling hopeless!

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  20. Capacity is a state of mind..our attitude towards life depends on the way we see ourselves..the bible even tells us to guide our heart with all diligence,out of it cometh issue of life..nice story!!

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  21. Such a great photo and nice story.

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  22. Accogliere la vita per come viene è un grande dono!

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  23. Hello! Thank you for your writings. They are uplifting. Your blog is a school.

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