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Thursday, February 28, 2013

You Find What You're Looking For

In this one minute video, Alice Herz-Sommer, the oldest living Holocaust survivor (she's 109) shares her secret to life.

When she's asked about the secret to feeling good, she says “Optimism,” and "looking for the good. Life is beautiful. You have to be thankful that we are living.. Wherever you look is beauty.”

And:  “I know about the bad things, but I look for the good things.”

I see more and more clearly how, when I shift my focus from what isn't happening, what isn't beautiful, what is dark and gray (in other words, what is lacking)--I find more dark and gray.  When I put my attention on what is good and beautiful and continually say thank you--I find more and more beauty/abundance, more and more to be thankful for.  

Thank you, Alice, for sharing your beauty-full self.


  1. thank you so much for sharing this

  2. Oh, Julia. This made me cry. After all she's seen, what she chooses to see...and that beautiful face of hers -- it just radiates love. Yes, when we look, so much to be grateful for.

  3. incredible
    she fills my heart up!


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