I’m having a lazy Saturday. It’s cold and snowy outside, and nothing pressing needs attention on the homefront. I admit that it’s nice to slow down for a change. I don’t do it often enough. We actually had dinner plans with several couples tonight for our semi-annual, post-holiday get-together, but with COVID-19 cases rising, we all thought it would be better to reschedule.
Instead of running errands and cleaning up around the house, I grabbed a comfy blanket, a hot chocolate, and my Kindle. As luck would have it, Hot in Cleveland is now showing on Amazon Prime. I’ve been a fan of Betty White ever since The Golden Girls. I always found her to be the most caring and charming of the four women on the show – even though she played a bit of a dim-wit. After reading so many tributes and watching clips – especially on the game shows – I decided to start Hot in Cleveland. I’m also planning to watch The Mary Tyler Moore Show for the first time. I’m a little embarrassed to say that I’ve never seen it before, but I was only allowed to watch Sesame Street back then.
I read up on Betty White and her happy life and long career as the first lady of television – having a career that spanned for decades until her passing. She seemed like a smart broad with a sense of humor that would make others blush. She also had some words of wisdom that I’d like to share with you. Here are some great quotes from the great Betty White:
“Kindness and consideration of somebody besides yourself keeps you young.”
“Everyone needs a passion. That’s what keeps life interesting. If you live without passion, you go through life without leaving any footprints.”
“The older you get, the better you get. Unless you’re a banana.”
“I just make it my business to get along with people so I can have fun. It’s that simple.”
Betty White … may her memory be for a blessing.