Monday, October 20, 2008

Appreciate Life


I am reading (surprise, surprise) a book by John Maxwell entitled Today Matters. On pages 49 and 50 he tells a story about a ninety-two year old lady who was very "together." She was moving into a nursing home because she was legally blind and her husband of seventy years had passed away. She waited in the lobby for a long time before her room was ready. As she was being escorted down the hall, the orderly was describing her room.

"I love it," the elderly lady enthused.

"But you haven't even seen the room yet. Just wait," the attendant responded.

"That doesn't have anything to do with it," she replied. "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."

Today - consider how you have arranged your mind - your happiness depends on it.

For Kingdom Education,

From Today Matters by John Maxwell (c)2004

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