Next time you’re in the grocery store, take a moment to walk down the healthcare aisles and notice what you see. Many products promise to keep us young, from supplements to face creams to hair loss shampoos.
When we look at a woman like Betty White, who is getting ready to celebrate her 100th birthday, it’s natural to ask the same question. How has this woman managed to stay so youthful for a century?
She didn’t point to any particular creams or expensive diets or exercise fads when asked this question. Instead, she said that her secret to her health was having a good sense of humor and a positive attitude.
“Don’t take yourself too seriously. You can lie to others — not that I would — but you cannot lie to yourself.” Over the years, it seems, Betty has cultivated a sense of appreciation for the positive things in life.
It is that vibrance that has drawn so many to her. Over the past eight decades, Betty Marion White Ludden has been a comedian, talk show host, TV star, and movie icon. Through it all, she has remained positive.
“I don’t like the other side,” Betty White once told People Magazine. “The positive side is a lot more fun.” While it can be easy to see the negatives, having a positive outlook can go a long way in improving your life.
After all, the goal of living to see 100 years is about more than just making it to that point. By following Betty White’s candid advice, we can be assured of living a life worth living.