Spreading Good News (Part 324 – Bank Account of Memories)

The goal of Spreading Good News is for readers to:

GET INSPIRED and/or GET MOTIVATED and/or GET INFORMED and/or GET AWE-STRUCK and/or GET A BREAK FROM ALL THE NEGATIVE NEWS and to tell readers about our books!!

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THIS WEEK’S REVIEW:  “My 15 Dogs:  A 55-Year Journey of Love”

James Gilbert says, “This was a wonderful book that is a must for any dog owner.

The author goes beyond just caring for her pets and they become part of a greater extended family. I believe reading this book made me a better dog owner as I focus less on my own dog’s negative behaviors and focus on the joy and companionship he brings in his own unique way to my family.”

Read the preview and other reviews for My 15 Dogs:  A 55-Year Journey of Love and order today at http://www.GoodShortBooks.com.

 

VIEW OUR CABLE TV AD HERE:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AXHTT8NGT8

Our Books Are Now Available in Apple’s iBookstore!!

In case you are into the speed and convenience of e-books, I want you to know that four of our books are now available in Apple’s iBookstore for immediate download to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod!  Here are the titles and the Apple iBook links:

My  15 Dogs:  A 55-Year Journey of Love

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/my-15-dogs/id443785321?mt=11

 

THE VISION:  Telling Kids That They Can Make the World a Better Place

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9781257365388

LINE OF SERENITY

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9781257176359

MOTHER’S DOZEN:  An Easy Recipe for Raising GREAT Kids!

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9781257197934

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TODAY’S QUOTE

AN ANGRY MAN OPENS HIS MOUTH AND SHUTS HIS EYES.

~ Marcus Porcius Cato (95-46 BC)

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TODAY’S BLOG

My cousin, Patricia Eddings, sent me this powerful piece.  I hope you can use its message!

Bank Account of Memories

This is AWESOME … something we should all remember.

A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud man, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o’clock, with his hair fashionably combed and shaved perfectly, even though he is legally blind, moved to a nursing home.

His wife of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary.  After waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, he smiled sweetly when told his room was ready.

As he maneuvered his walker to the elevator, the staffer provided a visual description of his tiny room, including the eyelet curtains that had been hung on his window.

“I love it,” he stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy.

“Mr. Jones, you haven’t seen the room yet.  Just wait.”

“That doesn’t have anything to do with it,” he 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.  I already decided to love it.  It’s a decision I make every morning when I wake up.  I have a choice; I can spend the day in bed recounting the difficulty I have with the parts of my body that no longer work, or I can get out of bed and be thankful for the parts that do work.  Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open, I’ll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I’ve stored away—just for this time in my life.  Old age is like a bank account—you withdraw from what you’ve put in.

So, my advice to you would be to deposit a lot of happiness in the BANK ACCOUNT OF MEMORIES!”


Thank someone for their part in filling your BANK ACCOUNT OF MEMORIES and keep making your own deposits.

Remember the five simple rules to be happy:

1. Free your heart from hatred.

2. Free your mind from worries.

3. Live simply.

4. Give more.

5. Expect less.

Make it a nice day, unless you already have other plans.

~ Author unknown

 

NOTE FROM JOYCEIf you enjoyed this piece, send the link to others.  Thanks!!

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~ Joyce Fields

 

 

 

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About Line of Serenity (Joyce Fields)

As a thought leader for today's generation, I choose to be part of the solution and am doing things that positively impact people's lives. In addition to being a happy, married (since 1967!) woman, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, I have over 40 years' experience in "Corporate America": Stenographer, Secretary, Supervisor, Analyst, Office Manager, Executive Assistant. I am also a professional proofreader and the author of eight books (seven non-fiction; one children's fiction--http://www.GoodShortBooks.com).
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