You Are What You Think

I came across this remarkable video that told the story of an inspirational lady with such admirable focus. Ernestine's life engraved and molded with discipline, unwavering determination and focus; just goes to show that we are what we think about everyday. Our thoughts determine who we are, where we are going and where we will end up tomorrow.

Her story reminds me of how shocked I was when I met a 107 year old who looked younger than most 70 year old ladies. And this lady also had remarkable humor and it was obvious she loved laughing at life.

I firmly believe that just keeping physically active is not the winning formula that makes all the difference. To me it is a combination of things which includes keeping active (doing what works for you!), eating well, having the right type of thoughts, determination and something to live for (In Ernestine's case it was the promise she made to her sister.)

You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot - it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.
— Maya Angelou