Cicely Tyson has accomplished some remarkable things over the span of her life and career. She’s been nominated for an Academy Award. She’s won Emmys and a Tony. She’s been a natural hair icon. She’s received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She’s even had a school renamed in her honor. But as of today, Tyson’s biggest accomplishment is making it to 93 and getting there with the ability to walk, act circles around younger folks, strut her stuff in the fiercest fashions and share life lessons with the rest of us. She is literally everything, and someone who has blazed trails while keeping her dignity and keeping her values a priority.
We may or may not all get the chance to see 93 in the grand fashion that Tyson has, but we can all learn something from the honorable way she’s lived her life. Check out some tips to living your best life at any age, particularly your 90s, from the Broadway and film icon.
The Importance of Taking Care of Your Vessel
“Age is a number, okay? We have the greatest gift that we could possibly ever have… And it’s this temple, okay?” Tyson told CBS. “And if you take care of it, it will serve you well. I’ve never been a person who drank, who smoke, who did drugs. Never. Because I love life.”