Life Lessons from Betty White

Like so many, I love Betty White. She is just a class act.

One of my fondest memories is watching the Golden Girls with my grandmother and that remains one of my favorite T.V. shows to this day.

When I saw this book at the library recently, I snatched it up.

If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t) – Betty White

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In this story, Betty mixes her own observations with a little humor, sharing stories and lessons learned throughout her life.  We all can learn something from this funny, sweet, talented lady. This book was well worth the read. I was hooked from the first page, a foreword written by Betty, herself, in longhand. I ended up finishing it in one sitting. The following are my takeaways from the book, the lessons that really spoke to me through the pages.

 

“You can lie to anyone in the world and even get away with it, perhaps, but when you are alone and look into your own eyes in the mirror, you can’t sidestep the truth. Always be sure you can meet those eyes directly. Otherwise, it’s big trouble..”
-Page 7

 

There’s nothing like writing in longhand.
-from Writer’s Block

 

“Friendship takes time and energy, if it’s going to work… it doesn’t last if you don’t give it proper appreciation. Friendship can be comfortable, but nurture it-don’t take it for granted.”
-page 170

 

“You don’t luck into integrity. You work at it.”
-page 252

 

“Walk In to every situation with a positive, open mind. Allow yourself time to experience a situation before forming an opinion.”
-page 253

 

Appreciate what you are blessed to do, don’t abuse it.
-page 254

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