The Very Old Lady

A very old lady looked in the mirror one morning. She had three remaining hairs on her head, and being a positive soul, she said, "I think I'll braid my hair today." So she braided her three hairs, and she had a great day.

Some days later, looking in the mirror one morning, preparing for her day, she saw that she had only two hairs remaining. "Hmm, two hairs... I fancy a center parting today." She duly parted her two hairs, and as ever, she had a great day.

A week or so later, she saw that she had just one hair left on her head.

"One hair huh...," she mused, "I know, a pony-tail will be perfect." And again she had a great day.

The next morning she looked in the mirror. She was completely bald.

"Finally bald huh," she said to herself, "How wonderful! I won't have to waste time doing my hair any more."

  • If you try, there is always something positive to be found in our circumstances.
  • Don't let negative circumstances dictate your daily life.
  • Begin each day, end each day, and live each day with a sincerely thankful heart.

    May God bless you.



December 6, 2008 at 11:18 PM

thank you for this post. i really needed to read that right now.

  Jane Jane

December 7, 2008 at 9:34 AM

What a very inspiring message. Thank you. :)


December 8, 2008 at 8:45 AM

What a wonderful outlook. Thanks for sharing. I am going to email this out. I know many that could benefit from this. :)

  L. Venkata Subramaniam

December 8, 2008 at 3:49 PM

Excellent piece as usual!


December 8, 2008 at 11:41 PM

Love it! Wish I had her as my gran. Or that i'll be that kewl when i have 3 hairs or less left :-)

  Karen Zemek, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry"

December 9, 2008 at 1:36 AM

That's great, sounds like something my dad would say! He always looked on the bright side of things and had a thankful attitude in spite of his health problems and old age.


December 10, 2008 at 10:57 PM

What a great reminder to always look at the positive side of things!