He laughed and told me that he had indeed done some driving in his time, and that he was now over 70. This astonished me as he really didn’t look a day over fifty. Staggering I thought and rushed to tell him so, what’s your secret? I then asked. I walk three miles every day, I don’t eat junk food and I go to bed and get up the same time every day. Jealous, I told him I wish I could do the same. Too much travel, different time zones and crazy flights mean that I don’t think I very often go to bed at the same time at all, although I really do need my sleep and feel like a new person whenever I have managed to squeeze in eight hours or more. Don’t worry he said – if you worry about it, it will just be worse, he added. The important thing is to find laughter in every day. That is The simplest but biggest difference you can make for yourself and for others. When you smile the world smiles with you, when you laugh you kill the tension of the unspoken.
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