Betty White's Secrets to a Long Life Will Make You Love Her Even More
By now, it’s safe to say Betty White is a national treasure. The iconic actress and comedian turned 96 on Wednesday and thankfully shared with the world a few pieces of advice for not only living to an old age, but living well throughout all your years.
"First of all, keep busy. And don't focus everything on you, that wears out pretty fast. It's not hard to find things you're interested in, but enjoy them and indulge them, and I think that can keep you on your toes,” White told Katie Couric in an interview when she turned 95.
Beyond keeping your ego in check, White told Couric that it’s key to share your love with everything around you, be grateful that you wake up every day, and savor every single moment for whatever it may be worth.
“Enjoy life. Accentuate the positive, not the negative. It sounds so trite, but a lot of people will pick out something to complain about, rather than say, ‘Hey, that was great!’ It’s not hard to find great stuff if you look,” White additionally told Parade Magazine.
Oh, and go ahead and indulge in a few favorites. For White that is vodka and hot dogs, “probably in that order.”
Moreover, White told Couric that it’s key to live without regret. "I've been married three times, and I probably still would have been married three times, even if I knew what I know now,” she said. White says her third husband, Allen Ludden, was the true love of her life.
When asked by Couric if she’d ever remarry again, White responded with a laugh: "Remarry? No. Fool around, sure...I'm the luckiest old broad on two feet."
White told Parade that she has no intention of slowing down just yet and will continue making us all laugh as long as she can. “I know it sounds corny, but I try to see the funny side and the upside, not the downside,” she said. “I get bored with people who complain about this or that. It’s such a waste of time.”