A lady (85 yrs old), is thinking of leaving Mumbai and shifting to a senior citizens colony near Pune. Her husband passed away many years ago.

She educated and married her three daughters who are now US citizens. They have two kids each of who is now in High School/College. The lady herself travelled to the US many times on her own. She lived there for six months or more, on six occasions, when her daughters delivered babies.

The other day, she became emotional and disclosed her plan to settle for assisted living in an old age home in Pune and that she had no intention to go back to the US for reasons of her own.

One can feel her emotions very strongly, as all of us may have to face the same dilema in our sunset years too.

Please read the Article below. The lady was feeling the same way as the author of the Article, who has written this beautiful piece.

This Article on the internet has caused many to reflect on their own lives. The author is a retired writer, and she expressed her emotions when she was about to go to a nursing home herself. Read on.👇👇

Relocating to a Nursing Home.

(in Western Countries, Retirement Homes are called Nursing Homes)

I’m going to a nursing home. I have to. When life gets to where you are, and you are no longer able to take care of yourself completely, your children are busy at work and have to take care of their children and have no time to take care of you, this seems to be the only way out.

The nursing home is in good condition, with clean single rooms equipped with simple and practical electrical appliances. All kinds of entertainment facilities are complete, the food is fairly delicious, the service is also very good. The environment is also very beautiful, but the price is not cheap.

My pension is poorly able to support this. But I have my own house. If I sell it, then the money is not a problem. I can spend it on retirement, and the rest will be left as an inheritance for my son.

The son understands very well : “your money and your property should be enjoyed by you mom, don’t worry about us.” Now I have to consider preparing to go to a nursing home.

As the saying goes : Breaking a family is worth tens of thousands, which refers to many things. Boxes, bags, cabinets, and drawers are filled with all kinds of daily necessities: clothing for all weathers and beddings for all seasons.

I like to collect. I have collected a lot of stamps. I have also hundreds of purple clay teapots. There are many small collections, and such small items as pendants of emerald and walnut amber, and two small yellow croakers.
I am especially fond of books. The bookshelves on the wall are full.

There are also dozens of bottles of good foreign wine. There are full sets of household appliances; various cooking utensils, pots and pans, rice, oil, salt, noodles, flour, spices, various seasonings the kitchen is also full. There are also dozens and dozens of photo albums…, looking at the house full of things, I’m worried!

The nursing home has only one room with a cabinet, a table, a bed, a sofa, a refrigerator, a washing machine, a TV, an induction cooker and a microwave oven — all the things I will need.
There is no place to store the wealth that I have accumulated throughout my life.

At this moment, I suddenly feel that my so-called wealth is superfluous, and it doesn’t belong to me. I just take a look at it, play with it, use it. It belongs to this world. The wealth that comes in turns is just passing by.
Whose palace is the Forbidden City? The Emperor thought it belonged to him, but today it belongs to the people and society.

You look at these, you play with these, you use these but you can’t take them with you in death.

I want to donate the things in my house, but I can’t get it done. To deal with it has now become a problem. Very few children and grandchildren can appreciate what I have collected. I can imagine what it will be like when my children and grandchildren face these painstakingly accumulated treasures of mine: all the clothes and bedding will be thrown away; dozens of precious photos will be destroyed; books will be sold as scrap. Collections? If you are not interested, you will dispose of them. The mahogany furniture is not practical and will be sold at a low price.

Just like the end of the Red Mansion: only a piece of white left, so clean.

Facing with the mountain of clothes, I only picked a few favourites; I only kept a set of pots and pans for kitchen supplies, a few books that are worth reading; a handful of teapots for tea.
Bring along my ID card, senior citizen certificate, health insurance card, household register, and of course a bank card. Enough!

It’s all my belongings! I’m gone. I bid farewell to my neighbours, I knelt at the door and bowed three times and gave this home back to the world.

Yes! In life, you can only sleep in one bed, live in one room. Any more of it is merely for watching and playing!

Having lived a lifetime, people finally understand: we don’t need much. Don’t be shackled by superfluous things to be happy!

It’s ridiculous to compete for fame and fortune. Life is no more than a bed.

For most of us, over 65 years of age already, shouldn’t we think carefully about how to take this last journey in life?

Let go of fantasies and baggage, and of those things that can’t be eaten, worn or used. Most importantly…..try to remain Healthy and be Happy.



Excellent 👌 Moral

The little boy came from school on Saturday and told his father, my teacher has given us home-work to Hug 10 people and tell them – “Be patient, trust life and I Love you”.

The Dad said – “OK, we will go to the Mall tomorrow morning and do it”.

The child woke up all spirited up in the morning, got ready. Went to his Dad and said – “lets go!!”

The father said – “there is Heavy rainfall, I fear nobody might be there”.

The Child still insisted. So the Father drove in the horrible rainy weather to the Mall.

They stood in the mall for 1 hour, and the little boy hugged 9 people.
His father then said – “now lets go, its raining heavily and we shouldn’t get stuck!”

Sad the son went along with his father’s orders. As they where driving past, the child pointed at a random house. Said – “please dad, just 1 person is remaining, I will go to that house and complete my homework”!

The father smiled and pulled the car over.

The child went to the door and began to ring the bell and pound the door strongly with his knuckles. He kept waiting. Finally the door was opened gently.

A lady came out with a very sad look and gently asked:

“What can I do for you, son?

With radiant eyes and a bright smile the child said:
“Ma’am my teacher has told to Hug 10 people and tell them – “Be patient, trust life and I Love you”.
I have hugged 9. May I hug you and pass the message to you.

The Lady embraced him, and started crying profusely.

On seeing that the Boy’s father came out of the car. He went to the lady and asked – “Any problem madam?”

She composed herself, took them inside, gave them a cup of tea and then told his father –
“My husband died a while ago leaving me totally alone in this world. Today morning the loneliness took over me. Since morning I have been thinking that this is the end of the road for me.

Then I took a chair and a rope to my bedroom and decided to end my life. As I was seeing the world for one last time, I begged for forgiveness to GOD and then heard this knock. I thought to leave it. But then nobody comes to visit me.
When I opened the door, I couldn’t believe what my eyes saw this little child. And when he said , “Be patient, trust life and I Love you”.
I knew it was a message from God.
Suddenly I realized I don’t want to die anymore, and have decided to make something productive of my life.

REMEMBER – Give positive thoughts to people.
Tell them you stand by them.
And even if nothing, just listen to them.

You could be the medium that saves a life.!

British Hospitality!🇬🇧🇵🇰 🤣🤣

British Hospitality!🇬🇧🇵🇰 🤣🤣🤣

Abdul , a Pakistani citizen aged 72, is visiting London for the first time!

He decides to skip the afternoon siesta and explore the city on his own!

He wanders around, seeing the sights, and occasionally stopping at a quaint pub to soak up the local culture, chat with the lads, and have a pint of Guinness!

After a while, he finds himself in a very high class neighbourhood. Big, stately residences … no pubs, no stores, no restaurants, and worst of all … no public toilets!

He really, really has to go, after all those Guinness and all that trouble with his prostate!

Abdul finds a narrow side street, with high walls surrounding the adjacent buildings, and decides to use the wall to solve his problem!

As he is unzipping, he is tapped on the shoulder by a London Bobby who says, “I say, Sir, you simply cannot do that here, you know!”

“I’m very sorry, Officer,” replies Abdul, “but I really, really HAVE TO GO, and I just can’t find a public toilet!”

“Ah, Yes,” said the Bobby, “Just follow me!”

He leads him to a back delivery alley, then along a wall to a gate, which he opens. “In there,” points the Bobby. “Whiz away, anywhere you want!”

Abdul enters and finds himself in the most beautiful garden he has ever seen! There are manicured lawns, fountains, sculptured hedges, and huge beds of gorgeous flowers, all in perfect bloom!

Since he had the Bobby’s blessings, he unburdens himself and is greatly relieved!

As he goes back through the gate, he says to the Bobby, “That was really decent of you! Is that what you call ‘British Hospitality’….?”

“No sir,” replied the Bobby, “that is what we call the… Pakistan High Commission, and it does not come under English Law!!”