As Einstein sat in his hotel room at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, he tried to write down his thoughts and feelings. That’s when he heard a knock at the door. A messenger arrived with a delivery. Then, the messenger either “refused to accept a tip, in line with local practice, or Einstein had no change to give him”..

According to the attached article, those autographed notes where Einstein offered his thoughts on how to live a happy and fulfilling life, recently sold at a Jerusalem auction house for a combined $1.8 million.  Here is what the notes read:

A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness,” reads one of the notes, written in German on the hotel’s stationery. It sold for $1.56 million.

The other note said, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way”.  That note sold at auction for $240,000.

That is still good advice!

I hope you have a great weekend… and that you get lots of sleep!