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Joy + Love = Young at Heart

December 2, 2009

Samuel Ullman

The secret to looking young is feeling young. And the secret to feeling young is greeting each day with joy and gratitude and treating each person you meet with a loving heart.

As I wrote in an earlier post, the more toxic our system, the more quickly our body ages. That’s why bestselling author Caroline Myss said in a lecture I attended that she decided to forgive a former colleague because her resentment toward him wasn’t worth adding one more wrinkle to her face.

Nineteenth-century educator Samuel Ullman expressed these timeless truths in Youth, his well-known prose poem.


Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a matter of the will, a quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions; it is the freshness of the deep springs of life.

Youth means (more…)