Embracing the future with an open mind
Valerie Harper’s influence extends far beyond the role of sassy sidekick and spin-off success.
Her indomitable, genuine spirit played a key part in inspiring an entire generation of independent women. And, since going public with her diagnosis, it’s clear that no disease has enough power to snuff out that spirit.
In an interview with “Today” show correspondent, Savannah Guthrie, Harper had this to say about her prognosis:
“It feels awfully damn good to be open about it, face it and see what you can do. If you die, you’re not a failure. You’re just somebody who had cancer, and that’s the outcome,” she says, adding “I’m not dying until I do.”
Maybe, just as every woman needs a friend like Rhoda, so too does every woman need a spirit like Harper’s. An inner voice that constantly encourages you to, “Keep your thoughts open to infinite possibility and keep yourself open to miracles.”