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Meet Patrick, the Incurable Optimist

Patrick is truly an inspiration.  He has motor neurone disease (MND).

I’m gradually losing the ability to walk, talk, eat and breathe. I won’t see my daughter go to primary school and she won’t remember me. I am dying – MND is killing me.

I’m determined to use what’s left of my life and my diminishing artistic skill to encourage others to do something optimistic every day.

Be sure to check out his website, blog and portraits.

Meet Alice, the Oldest Living Holocaust Survivor

Alice is truly an optimist and an inspiration to all of us.  After everything Alice has been through, she can still see the beauty of life:

I have had such a beautiful life. And life is beautiful, love is beautiful, nature and music are beautiful. Everything we experience is a gift, a present we should cherish and pass on to those we love.

Watch the 12 minute interview with Alice after the jump.

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What a Beautiful Place to Reside In

As children we have the sense that anything is possible, we are not jaded. The older we get the more closed in we get, the more frightened we get, the more set in our ways we get, because we are afraid of the unknown.  Where as a child, everything is unknown.  What a beautiful place to reside in, in your own being where you still have the wonder of a child.

— Herbie Hancock, Musician
From the documentary Possibilities