Friday, April 6, 2012


Alice Herz Sommer
In an interview with Tony Robbins.

At age 108, Holocaust survivor Alice Herz Sommer still practices piano for 3 hours every day.   Alice survived the concentration camps through her music, her optimism and her gratitude for the small things that came her way - a smile, a kind word, the sun.  At age 104, she had a book written about her life: "A Garden Of Eden In Hell."  At age 83, she had cancer.  When asked about the secret of her longevity, Alice says: "I look where it is good."

Be the change:
·        One of the keys to Alice Herz Sommer's survival was to memorize music.  One of the best ways to keep your memory sharp at any age is to keep learning.
·        Be thankful for everything - everything is a present.

Mr. Happy Man

Come rain or shine, 88-year-old Bermudian Johnny Barnes devotes six hours every day to an endearing traffic ritual that has made him one of the island’s most cherished citizens.  Johnny Barnes stands at a busy traffic intersection telling all who pass that he loves them.  His delight and sincerity are infectious, and the people of the island love him back.  His service is a simple reminder of the power of happiness and loving-kindness to change any day for the better.

Be the change:
·        Take a cue from Johnny Barnes: surprise a stranger today with a bright smile and a kind word.

1 comment:

  1. Nowadays, I wonder which comes first: Happiness or Good Health. You can't have one without the other.