Next fall, when you see geese heading South for the Winter, flying along in “V” formation, you might consider what science has discovered as to why they fly that way: as each bird flaps its wings, it creates an uplift for the bird immediately following. By flying in “V” formation the whole flock adds at least 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own.
Alice Herz Sommer, a Czech pianist and a music teacher, is an amazing lady with superb positive outlook in life. She was not only a survivor of the Theresienstadt concentration camp but also remains resolutely optimistic in her whole life. And now at 108 years old, Alice lives by herself in a tiny London flat with no assistance.
To the women on my journey who showed me the ways to go and ways not to go, Whose strength and compassion held up a torch of light and beckoned me to follow, whose weakness and ignorance darkened the path and encouraged me to turn another way.
Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them – work, family, health, friends and spirit – and you’re keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls …
I’ve learned that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them. I’ve learned that no matter how much I care, some people just don’t care back. And it’s not the end of the world. I’ve learned that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it.
To many of his patients, Dr. Eric Kwek Soon Kiat was more than a doctor; he was a doctor whom had gone the extra miles – a doctor whom they could have a heart to heart talk on many issues other than their medical conditions and a doctor whom wasn’t rushing his patients out of his consultation room so that he could see more patients and fatten his wallet.