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The deposits of your life

I recently heard of a story that should inspire us all. A story for a better life, and who wouldn’t want that? To face your challenges with a greater approach and to grow richer as time goes on. See for yourself..,perhaps you can apply something to your own life, and make to it deposits a little higher.

A 92 year old man decided to go to the retirement home after his wife’s death. The apartment seemed too big for him, and he wanted to have a little company for his last few days, because he was mentally still in good condition.

In the home he had to wait a long time in the hall before a young man came to him and announced that his room was now finished. He thanked and smiled at his companion while he slowly went next to him, supporting himself with his walking cane.

Before entering the elevator, the old man caught a look into one of the rooms and said, “I like it very much.” His young companion was surprised and said that he hadn’t seen his room yet. The old man answered carefully, “You know young man, whether I like the space or not, does not depend on the situation or the furnishings, but on my attitude, and on the way I want to see things. And I decided to be happy. I make this decision every morning when I wake up and cast my vote on the day.

I can stay in bed and wrestle with the fact that my body can’t make this and that smoothly anymore – or I can get up and be grateful for everything I can do. Every day is a gift and as long as my eyes can open, I want to focus them on the new day. As long as I can open my mouth, I want to thank god for all the Happy Hours I was allowed to experience and may still live.

He looked at his companion and said, “You are still young, but take the advice of an old man to heart. Deposit all happiness, all joy, all the beautiful experiences and special memories in a special account in your heart, to have and treasure, and to access when you are old. An account that will help you over the bad times whenever you need it. It is up to you how high the deposits are on your account and it doesn’t need anybody but yourself to make the deposits. I’ll tell you two more simple tricks to make your account grow quickly. Have in your heart only love, and in your thoughts only joy. In the consciousness of owning such an account, the future loses it’s uncertainty, and death loses its fear.”

The young man had listened very intensively to the amazing story the old man shared with him, and thanked him with a bright glow in his eyes. Joyfully he took the arm of the old man and said, “Thank you very much, I just opened a reminder account at my own bank, and this conversation is my first deposit.”

With these words, he opened the door to show the new resistent his room.

With a smile, the old man looked at him and said, “I like it very much.”

Author:

Who am I, and why I write. I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I am the one, holding on to the silver lining when the skies are gray. I’m a believer that nothing is coincidence, but that everything has purpose. I’ve made my mistakes, don’t we all, but I see them as growing pains and they are a part of who I am today. I have lost myself in order to find myself, and I still do from time to time, but in a good way. I’m a big child who laughs until my belly hurts when life wants to be serious. Career wise: I’ve been there, done that, and I took “The jump” off the hamster wheel in an effort to change my future. I didn’t land all that soft, but I can say that I’m still proud to have found the courage to do it. Coming full circle, I had it all, and yet I was lonely and had nothing. Today I choose to be a collector of moments and I chase memories, instead of the material stuff. Less is more, and the motto is quality over quantity. You’d be amazed at how freeing it can be. I see myself as a free spirit that believes in an unconventional lifestyle. Somehow I go against the grain most of the times, not to rebel, but because it feels right to stay true to my unique and authentic self. It takes courage, and you often stand alone, but if you dare, you soon realize that it is the only way if you don’t want to lose who you are. Just like most, my past wasn’t easy and I come from a life that didn’t always give me the opportunity to be heard. Few related and even fewer cared to take the time. But that’s the past and it’s history, the future hasn’t happened and the “NOW” is truly all we ever have. In the end we all have a story to tell, and we all seek to be understood. We all yearn to be heard and accepted and still life is hard and our path is full of stumbling blocks. If we can see the lessons in adversity we may realize that the toughest moments are often our greatest teachers. There is a reason for the saying that the stars can’t shine without darkness, and it might be darkness that will show you the light.
It took a series of (un)fortunate events, to learn to glow through the pain, to learn how to dance in the rain. I believe in Magic and wonder, and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. As an empath this old soul often feels a little too much, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Today, I am here to tell my story because I believe that it can help others. It is my hope to bring inspiration and strengths to you, while showing you that it can be done. I know you are out there, and I know you are suffering in silence. I am here to tell you that you are not alone, and your voice is being heard loud and clear. Hang on and be strong, transformation is yours. 
In light and love....Rhapsody Bohème 💙🦋

9 thoughts on “The deposits of your life

  1. Love love love love this 💖💝💖. Have heard it somewhere somewhen before but did not think of it. NOW, I will keep it and I opened an account right away. Your answer to a comment of mine earlier today is my first deposit. The second is a beautiful letter a Syrian student wrote for me today. So love love love this. Thank you heaps, Rhapsody, for bringing it back to me. I will surely share it as much as I can and I am sure it will flow into my German lessons for refugees one day 💞💞💞😍😍😍💞💞💞.

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      1. You, too. We had a storm that lasted for two days and it felt like spring on its front and deep winter now on its backend.
        And this morning I saw two storks flying in front of the rising sun just outside my classroom. What a blessing this was. May your day be filled with wonders, too. 🌟⭐️🌟

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