Yesterday, I was able to spend time and photograph Sylvia. Sylvia is 102 years old. She has played the piano since she was 5 years old. Her late husband was a musician also, and she described her house as being filled with the sounds of the piano and violin. They would play together after supper. She is in a home and since a fall a while ago has been moved into a room away from her piano. Yesterday we were able to get the nurses to allow her back into her old room, to play her piano. She walked in and saw her old photos, and her piano, and was excited to see her things. When she saw the piano she nearly jumped out of her wheel chair with excitement, she couldn't wait to lay her hands on the keys. It was great to sit there and listen to her play. To hear about her life of music and love. It is the first time she has been able to play in years. In short, as I watched this beautiful moment unfold in front of me, my own beliefs were confirmed. It will always be what you choose to focus on, that makes life what it is.
Take a cue from Sylvia, be passionate about something, and let that passion fill your life. Let your life be filled with photographs, or music, or food, anything that makes the world a little better than you found it. Keep that passion alive.