What I Love About You

Hey you! Yes, you. I love you. You who read this blog, add comments, or smile and spread joy.

I feel blessed that this small space in the internet has become a gathering place for generous, peaceful, wise, and empathic souls like you.

Case in point, one of my dear friends, Geo Sans, posted a comment on a recent post that included a video. This video made me smile, laugh, cry, and appreciate everything there is in life–including you.

I didn’t want the video to get lost in comments, so I’ve made a special post for it. Zach Sobiech defines Everyday Guru. His short life was spent loving and serving. He is an inspiration to everyone he touched, and thanks to the power of the internet, he touched a lot of people. According to Geo Sans, Zach passed away May 20th. Rest in Peace, Zach. You are loved and appreciated.

Enjoy. Love. Smile.

Celebrity version of Zach’s song, “Clouds.”

May you be free from suffering. May you find peace and joy.


33 comments on “What I Love About You

  1. through my river of tears I thank you for sharing this. what a lovely and amazing soul Zach is.

  2. Lakshmi Loves To Shop says:

    Wow…a very moving video and lovely song 🙂 thank you for your lovely blog 🙂

    • Kozo Hattori says:

      The feeling is mutual, LL2S. Your blog reminds me of time spent in India. It reminds me of all the beauty out there and in here (points to heart). {{{hugs}}} Kozo

  3. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  4. I must admit, I added my comment before I watched the video. But, truthfully, I think the happy faces are absolutely appropriate. That boy is a gift to all of us. A lesson to smile more and enjoy the happy moments in life and appreciate and love each other more. What a beautiful soul…I like to think there’s a special place for him in heaven.

    • Kozo Hattori says:

      Haha, thanks for the honesty, Jennifer. Yes, he is a special soul. I like to think that there is a special place for all of us in heaven. The amazing thing is that most of us could follow right in Zach’s footsteps. I may never play music or sing like him, but I hope that I can adopt his positive attitude and love all those around me like he did. {{{hugs]}} Kozo

  5. tiramit says:

    Two things I learned; one is that, ‘ you don’t have to find out you’re dying to start living.’ And something one of his friends said: ‘…Zach is testament to the fact that things are okay when you believe in something greater than yourself in the world.’ These comments seem to point to a real practical approach to the enigma of just being ‘here’…

    • Kozo Hattori says:

      I agree completely, tiramit. I love how you put it–“the enigma of just being here.” Jeff Foster says, “if everything is ok right now, then everything is ok.” He means that EVERYTHING is ok. We tend to feel ok in the moment, but then worry about the future or the past or our safety or finances. The moment is all we have, so if it is ok, then everything is ok. {{{hugs}}} Kozo

  6. Geo Sans says:



    such profound


    in love

    • Kozo Hattori says:

      Profound and simple at the same time, Geo Sans. I’m obviously grateful to you for sharing this incredible story. Your generosity brought a number of people to tears today, me included. Thank you. {{{hugs}}} Kozo

  7. grandmalin says:

    Heart smiling, soul dancing ♥ It’s not the length of life but the depth of life that matters. And giving out a bazillion hugs is good too. {{{hugs}}}

  8. Tracy says:

    Someone told me life is temporary but love is eternal. I think it is, we just need to remember that more often. Thanks for a beautiful post Kozo, thought provoking as always. Sending you love dear friend xoxox

    • Kozo Hattori says:

      I thought about you when I posted this video, Tracy. You have had a similar effect/affect on your audience. I guess one of the silver linings of cancer is the potential to bring so much love and appreciation in the world. Thank you for all the love you bring. You remind me of what is important everyday. {{{hugs}}} Kozo

  9. Athena Brady says:

    I have no words… that was so beautiful and yes you made me cry again, What a special young man.

    • Kozo Hattori says:

      Everyone is a messenger is what I kept thinking, Athena. We could all be like Zach. We could all love and live as if we only had a few months left. We could all try to leave something behind to let others know that we care for them. I like to think of my blog posts, books, and videos as something I am leaving behind for my sons to let them know how much I love them. I know you feel the same way. {{{Hugs}}} Kozo

  10. diannegray says:

    This is amazing, Kozo. No words can describe this incredible soul…

  11. fgassette says:

    I am glad you saw the Salute to Bloggers http://wp.me/p23TG1-2IT I am late in notifying you because I was called away. Your blog brings so many people together and I am glad to be a part of it. I salute you!


  12. Hey Kozo, I love you too! 🙂 And thank you for sharing this with us ♥

  13. The Hook says:

    You rule too, Kozo!

  14. Sunshine says:

    this is WOW.
    so powerful

  15. tinemagpayo says:

    made me smile 🙂 GOOD DAY, WISE ONE! 🙂

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