It is simply not possible to watch this video and not feel that a happy life is possible, likely because you'll find that whatever is happening in your personal life that might seem trivial will, in no way, be anything like the life led by the speaker in this video.
Sam Berns, a high school junior in Foxboro, Massachusetts, has progeria - a rare, rapid aging disease. His time here on Earth will not be as long as anyone would have liked.
But Sam's perspective on life, on achieving goals, and on living each day to its fullest is a powerful message that can remind us all what it really means to be alive and love life every day.
Sam passed away on January 10, 2014. May his gift live on.