…Happiness…………is a decision!

Charles Brooks

Charles Brooks

HAPPINESS:  A 92-year-old, proud man, who dresses by eight o’clock, perfectly well groomed, though legally blind, moved to a nursing home today. His wife of 70 years recently passed away, necessitating the move. After waiting patiently in the lobby for many hours, he smiled sweetly when told his room was ready. As he moved his walker to the elevator, I described his room and the eyelet sheets hanging on his window. I love it,’ he said with the enthusiasm of a youngster. Mr. Jones, you haven’t seen the room. “That doesn’t matter,” I decide on happiness ahead of time. How the furniture is arranged doesn’t determine my happiness … 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 lie in bed recounting the difficulty I have with the parts of my body that don’t work, or get out of bed thankful for the ones that do. Each day is a gift – as long as my eyes open, I’ll focus on the memories I’ve stored away. Old age is like a bank account. You withdraw from what you’ve put in. My advice would be to deposit a lot of happiness in the bank account of memories! …..Author unknown.  This version provided by:……..cjlb…..7/22/13

About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.

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