Updated: May 7, 2019
Audrey Hepburn had the right idea and I couldn't agree more. She said, "I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person.”
By now, if you haven't developed a really good sense of humor and haven't learned to laugh your way through the mud puddles of life, you may find yourself becoming a gloom-and-doomer baby boomer!
And that's never good.
While we're not exactly Betty White's contemporary, if we play our cards right and luck holds out, we too may at some point be in our late 90s and still living large and loving life as much as Golden Girl Rose does. What's not to love about someone who throws her chronological age out the door and just dares life to knock her down?
As recalled by Golden Girls' Rose:
"My mother always used to say: 'The older you get, the better you get, unless you're a banana.' "
We've survived drinking out of garden hoses, sitting unshackled in the back seat of Grandpa's car during Sunday afternoon drives, eating TV dinners that contained Gawd-only-knows-what that somehow managed to get classified as food, sucking on chalky, candy cigarettes and riding bikes without helmets. We slept in lead-base painted cribs and made mud pies fit for royalty. I remember, as children, my cousin Debi and I got in MUCH large trouble for playing with beads of mercury. Neither of us can remember where the easily-rolling silver globules came from (most likely a broken thermometer), but I do remember the looks of the faces of our mothers as our short-lived entertainment came to a screeching halt.
We've all got "war" stories to our credit, and yet we're still here!
Considering all we've been subjected to, I'd say we're tough as nails! Since we never know what lies just around the corner, we really have no choice but to pull ourselves up by our bootstraps like the survivors we are and roll with the punches. And a little laughter goes a long way towards salvaging your sanity.
And by the way, if you're reading this, congratulations. It means you're able to navigate the Internet without going completely insane. (Although I'm guessing you, like me, have days when some cyberspace techno-glitch leaves you screaming, "WHERE'S A THREE-YEAR-OLD WHEN YOU NEED ONE?")
If you're looking for something funny, the world is your oyster. A people-watching excursion to Walmart will usually fill the bill.
Get your "silly" on! Channel your inner-Audrey. You might as well... Time's a-waistin'..