I was walking along and saw her sitting on a bench and just had to stop and take a photo. I could see Betty had a great style and joie de vivre.
She was waiting for children and grandchildren (which she said she had a lot of) at the Coral Casino. She was like a painting sitting there. I talked to her and asked what she advised those youngsters in their 60’s, 70’s and 80’s coming up behind her. She said, “Smile when they are feeling down and always think happy thoughts.”
I love that!! It’s a perfect simple advice!
Let’s all think happy thoughts!!
After June 30, when I give a talk at Watermark in Los Angeles, I’m going to take Betty’s advice and think happy summer thoughts. I look forward to swimming, reading, a lot of golf and hanging out with my husband, friends and family!
I wish you all the same.
Have a wonderful July everyone!!!
This is Betty, enjoying life in great style at age 96.
I feel this enormous ground swell of women gaining power and appreciation, really, for the first time. I talk to women’s groups everywhere, and they are more involved, more interested and more interesting than ever in history! For example, they are forming think tanks all over the country. What is the reason? I heard today that the future is in women’s hands because they will see their children getting an education! That is a part of it albeit, only a small part. Most of it is about women wanting change and creating it.
When I am asked to speak, my purpose is to inspire. I want people (not only women, but everyone) to know how we can make our lives and future generations healthier and happier. When I leave the podium, however, I leave with more inspiration from the people I meet than I could ever hope to give. I’m the winner in this scenario by walking away with excitement and hope. What a great era we live in! My generation has been given more years of healthy living than ever before. It is up to us what we choose to do with it.
I don’t know about you, but I’m excited about what lies ahead of us. Let’s look to aging and what women can bring to change in a whole new, exciting light.
I’m just sayin’.
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