To everyone who took the time to send my Dad a birthday card to help celebrate his 99th birthday.....a big, heartfelt Thank You!
Several people posed the following question in their birthday messages:
What's your secret to such a long life?
Dad's answer is simple.
He has always tried to have an optimistic outlook on life.
Dad's daily routine includes greeting everyone he passes with a smile and a hearty Good Morning. He is always whistling or singing and lives by the credo that laughter is the best medicine.
According to a recent study out of the Harvard School of Public Health, one incredible benefit of optimism is that it might actually help people live longer. My Dad firmly believes that daily positivity has contributed to the longevity of his life and more importantly, he believes it's one of the primary reasons why he's had such a happy one.
So, take a tip from my Dad.
If you want a happier, fuller life, try looking on the bright side!