Monday, February 24, 2014
Choose to be Optimistic
Hello everyone! A very warm welcome to you all! The video I have chosen for this post is the clip of an interview that was done two years ago with the then 108 year old Alice Herz-Sommer. The title of this clip is actually the title of today's post! "Choose to be Optimistic."
For those of you who may already be aware, Alice Herz-Sommer died yesterday at the amazing age of 110. I find her to be a lovely lady, full of love and kindness, and very optimistic. Just a little background on this lady for those who may not know. Alice Herz-Sommer was one of the fewer than 10,000 survivors of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp of WWII, along with her son.
I was deeply moved by this video and listening to this beautiful lady talk about her life and how she chose to be optimistic in spite of all the struggles she suffered. For those of you who wish to learn a little more about this lady, here is a link. Alice Herz-Sommer
My father was a prisoner of war in WWII and, even though he never spoke to either my mother or I about what he endured, I know that he suffered much. Nonetheless, he managed to forgive his captors and remain positive. This post is meant to be encouraging and I hope that you will all see this and be touched by it in some way!
The photo I am sharing today is one that I took last summer. I loved the different colours here! You just need to click on the image to see a larger view.
Thank you all so much for visiting me here! I always appreciate and enjoy reading your kind thoughts, which you are always welcome to share.