Pat Kim is a wildlife attendant at the Hyatt Regency Guam, where she takes care of the exotic birds in the hotel's gardens. Since the arrival of a flock of baby parrots in Guam 15 years ago, Kim's been a virtual mom to them, nursing eight little macaws and two cockatoos into the magnificent creatures they are today. The four species of macaw in her care — which include cobalt blue Hyacinth Macaws, a bird native to Brazil's rain forests, and Scarlet Macaws, a species that once were found from Mexico down to tropical South America (one of the largest latitudinal ranges for parrots) — have been on the endangered species' list since the 1980s. Kim takes her role as a protector of animals very seriously, and she's well known on the island as the Birdlady of Guam, whose enthusiasm for life is more contagious than the strongest strain of any flu. Luckily, such Pat-related infections trigger the onset of compassion, and there's no need to find a cure for that.

If you give good vibes, you get some back. When you wake up, say to everyone: "Good morning, darling!" Give a big smile to yourself and to your loved ones. Make yourself and your family feel 100 percent.

You don't need to know a person to talk to them. Just say "hi" to everyone and find out the wonderful things about their lives.