“You have to be at peace with yourself.
I love to laugh.
I think laughter can cure.
You can see it in a person’s face.
Around age 40,
when your face has lost the glow of youth,
what you are inside starts to form on the outside.
Either the lines go up or they go down.
If they go up, that’s a good sign.”
Thank you, Eric Riddle for sharing Elizabeth Taylor’s words with TheCaregiversVoice.com.
(Eric is a former caregiver to his in-laws and now for his mom.)
I’ve been a fan of Elizabeth Taylor’s (born 1932 in England) since the seventies. Her words take on a special meaning when we consider how focused she’s been on the external aspects of beauty.
At the risk of writing a lengthier footnote than the message, one incident I recall during the late seventies or very early eighties, was news that Elizabeth Taylor found a $25,000 check in one of her purses. She had forgotten about it for several years and the check was no longer good. (For example, Social Security checks ae only “good for x days.”) Back then, I was finishing a four-year degree and heading into graduate school–during the Midwest’s hardest hit recessionary period until now. I was conserving every penny I earned and this wealthy and in-demand actress simply tossed a coveted year’s wages.
— Brenda Avadian, MA, Editor, TheCaregiversVoice.com