Frank Costanza Gives Seth — and All Arthritics — Some Good Advice

Last night I got to meet Jerry Stiller, who definitely resides on my list of all-time favorites.Frank Costanza Gives Seth  and All Arthritics  Some Good Advice

We only met for a few minutes — enough time to talk about the show we just saw, where we’re living now and how things are going.  What struck me about meeting him was how many times he kept saying, “Just stay healthy.”  It was all I could think about as I walked away — and into this morning as I woke up.

“Just stay healthy.”  As if to say that no matter how much fame and fortune you amass, no matter how much your life is a dream come true, when you lose your health … everything slips between your fingers.  And coming from Frank Costanza, that resonated with me.

“Just stay healthy.”  As if to say that no matter how much fame and fortune you amass, no matter how much your life is a dream come true, when you lose your health … everything slips between your fingers.

When you have arthritis, you can appreciate the subtle upward and downward ticks that life takes, whether it’s on a morning when you wake up in worse pain than when you went to sleep, or after chaperoning a 6 year-old Gymboree birthday party.

“Just stay healthy” is officially the best — albeit hardest — advice I’ve ever gotten.

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