While most people run behind something or the other to be happy, 92-year-old Mrs Jones says that happiness is something you decide on ahead of time.
Fritz Gilbert in an article in richtopia.com talks about how Jones saw the world despite being a visually challenged.
"Happiness is 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 get out of bed and be thankful for the ones that do. 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," Gilbert quotes Jones.
Jones had said that five simple rules to be happy which are to free your heart from hatred and your mind from worries, live simply, give more and expect less.
Gilbert states that he has met many miserable people and some older folks who are unbelievably positive.
The author mentions another 72-year-old Joe.
"Joe was active. He ran ultra-marathons well into his 70s, and once challenged me to run a half marathon with him when he was 72. I did run that race, and to this day it’s a marvelous memory that I’ll cherish the rest of my life. He was a local legend, and many runners who had finished ahead of us came back the last mile to run across the finish line with him. I told him I now had a retirement goal – to beat his time when I became 72 years old," he mentions.
It is what people want to be that they are in the old age.
"Grumpy folks get grumpier, Happy folks get happier," the author states.