Sonya Mendez, Entertainer, Founder of The Well of Hope How do you live your life? I live in the moment, because tomorrow is promised to no one. I approach my life and each project with energy and passion. When I helped bring clean water to 10,000 people in Ethiopia for generations to come, I felt that I’d finally made my rent on earth.

Val Doctolero, Florist What keeps you youthful? I think its a positive attitude toward all things in life. I try to find the good in everything. And I have a great marriage, I have never had an argument with my wife Edith, we are always able to work things out. We laugh all the time, and laughter is the best preventive medicine.

Lisa McVay is our on-the-road reporter — talking story with friends and neighbors, and sharing her many encounters. Mahalo to all that “Talk Story” with Lisa.