Listening to White’s delightful take on life was energizing. Most of us won’t have the opportunities in our lives that she’s had – at least not on the public scale. But we do have the same basic tools she’s used, if we choose to use them. She’s kept on working toward her goals, used a positive attitude to face down grief when she lost the love of her life, and used humor to get through most of life’s trials.
As an inspirational icon for aging well, it’s hard to beat Betty White. I consider myself blessed to have shared just a few words with her.