powerful words of wisdom

Natawon.com is back. It’s been over 9 years since I started my entrepreneurship journey and being able to retrieve some of my old content and getting to read them makes me feel proud of where I am in my life today. Below was my first post I wrote on here, and I’d like to share it again:

Posted on August 23, 2013 on the old natawon.com.

Usually, I would share this type of beauty on AllYouCanLove.com.  But I wanted to share it on here too. I am currently going through one of the most mentally toughest times of my life this moment and being a victim to depression before I refuse to let myself go back. I am in control of my life and I can control, for the most part, how I will live it today and tomorrow.  There is nothing I can do about yesterday.  And I keep reminding myself that there is nothing I can do every minute of every day.

Today I came across this video. It is only 1 minute long and if you feel like you are losing control of your life or slipping into a negative mindset, take a minute to watch an interview by  Benard Hiller (in December 2011).

Alice Herz-Sommer is 109 years old, was in a concentration came in Terezin.  She is a Holocaust survivor.  I can’t even imagine what this woman went through during those times and I am confident what she saw and went through is a lot worser than my issues I am currently dealing with.  And she still can smile and be happy.

Alice was asked about the secret to feeling good. She said “Optimism“. She believes in “looking for the good. Life is beautiful. You have to be thankful that we are living. Wherever you look is beauty.” And lastly, she mentions “I know about the bad things, but I look for the good things.” There are two sides of every coin so it is comes down to our own mentality to choose to look at which side.

This is one of the most powerful wisdoms I have ever heard.  So remember, positive minds live  positive lives.

More background about Alice if you are curious from Wikipedia:

Alice Herz was born in Prague, Austria-Hungary, along with her twin sister Mariana, to Friedrich and Sofie Herz; he was a merchant and her mother was highly educated and moved in circles of well-known writers. Herz-Sommer’s older sister Irma taught her how to play piano, which she studied diligently. She also studied under Václav Štěpán (cs), and at the Prague German Conservatory of Music. She had begun giving concerts and making a name for herself before the Germans took over her city.

She married businessman and amateur musician Leopold Sommer in 1931; the couple had a son, Raphael, who died in 2001.[2] After the invasion of Czechoslovakia, most of her family and friends emigrated to Palestine via Romania, including Max Brod and brother-in-law Felix Weltsch, but Herz-Sommer stayed in Prague to care for her ill mother, who was one of the first to be sent toTheresienstadt concentration camp.

In July 1943, she, her husband, and their six-year-old son Raphael were sent to Theresienstadt concentration camp. She played more than 100 concerts in the camp along with other musicians. Leopold Sommer was later sent to Auschwitz. Although he survived the camp, he died at Dachau in 1944. After the Soviet liberation of Theresienstadt in 1945, Herz-Sommer and Raphael returned toPrague and in March 1949 emigrated to Israel to be reunited with her family. She lived in Israel and worked as a music teacher in Jerusalem until emigrating to London in 1986. Raphael Sommer, her only child, was an accomplished cellist and conductor. He died in 2001 and is survived by his widow and two sons.

At 109 years old, Alice lives close to her family in London, with visits almost daily from her closest friends, her grandson Ariel Sommer, and daughter-in-law Genevieve Sommer.