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Wednesday, November 20, 2013


105 Years Old, Saburo Shochi Came to Vancouver during his Lecture around the World
Shochi, who was born on Aug. 16, 1906, has traveled around the world at least seven times, with six of the seven tours made after he turned 100.  Wearing his signature silk hat and a bright red cloak, 106-year-old Saburo Shochi cut a fine figure when he arrived at the Best Dresser Awards at a Tokyo hotel in November 2012. He whipped off his cloak to reveal a striking yellow jacket.

Asked about the secret behind his dandyism, Shochi answered, “Changing clothes every day,” a comment that brought a chuckle from the ceremony participants.

Many people who live long lives look happy. According to a recent study, happiness is the key to longevity. Shochi, a pedagogy specialist, is living proof that being cheerful and positive leads to a long, healthy life.

Last summer, Shochi went on a 32-day speaking tour of nine countries, including the United States, South Africa and Russia. His trip was all the more remarkable because it earned him recognition as a Guinness World Record holder as the oldest person to have completed a round-the-world trip via public transportation.

During the tour, Shochi smiled and greeted people in their local language. He was warmly received and dubbed a ‘handsome boy’. “If you keep smiling, people around you smile, and everything goes smoothly,” he said.

Prof. Kazuo Tsubota, an anti-aging researcher, interviews people of 100 and older and observes that all of them are cheerful, positive and seem content overall. He recommends writing down three good things that happen each day before one goes to sleep. Doing so will make the writer even happier!
Source: Yomiuri News

If you have happiness on this earth you have nothing at all.

  So I was great, and increased more than all that were before me in Jerusalem: 
also my wisdom remained with me. And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them, I withheld not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour: and this was my portion of all my labour. Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun  .Ecclesiastes 2:9-11
Our lifetime on earth is as short as a breath, but eternity is forever. Happiness is fine for a short time and a good way to be healthy but opt for joy that lasts into eternity and in turn have joy that is always a part of good health even when you aren't really happy!

 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.   Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation. Isaiah 12:2, 3

Salvation is for eternity and also gives you happiness and joy while you live on earth!! 
We hope Mr. Shochi also finds true joy!

1 comment:

fragrant breeze said...

In the name of Allah,the Most Compassionate the Most Merciful.

Say, "O People of the Scripture, come to a word that is equitable between us and you - that we will not worship except Allah and not associate anything with Him and not take one another as lords instead of Allah." But if they turn away, then say, "Bear witness that we are Muslims [submitting to Him]."
O People of the Scripture, why do you argue about Abraham while the Torah and the Gospel were not revealed until after him? Then will you not reason?
Here you are - those who have argued about that of which you have [some] knowledge, but why do you argue about that of which you have no knowledge? And Allah knows, while you know not.
Abraham was neither a Jew nor a Christian, but he was one inclining toward truth, a Muslim [submitting to Allah]. And he was not of the polytheists.
Indeed, the most worthy of Abraham among the people are those who followed him [in submission to Allah] and this prophet, and those who believe [in his message]. And Allah is the ally of the believers.
A faction of the people of the Scripture wish they could mislead you. But they do not mislead except themselves, and they perceive [it] not.
O People of the Scripture, why do you disbelieve in the verses of Allah while you witness [to their truth]?

Holy Quran 3:64-70

In the name of Allah,the Most Compassionate the Most Merciful.

He has ordained for you of religion what He enjoined upon Noah and that which We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], and what We enjoined upon Abraham and Moses and Jesus - to establish the religion and not be divided therein. Difficult for those who associate others with Allah is that to which you invite them. Allah chooses for Himself whom He wills and guides to Himself whoever turns back [to Him].

Holy Quran 42:13

In the name of Allah,the Most Compassionate the Most Merciful.

Say, "We have believed in Allah and in what was revealed to us and what was revealed to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and the Descendants, and in what was given to Moses and Jesus and to the prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and we are Muslims [submitting] to Him."

Holy Quran 3:84