Norman Lear, the legendary television producer, turns 101 years old and offers some advice.

“And so, I am now a 101-year-old toddler, and I am thinking about two little words that we don’t think about often enough: over and next,” the seasoned producer concluded. When something is finished, it is finished, and we have the pleasure and privilege of moving on to the next [thing]. And putting a hammock between those two terms is the finest method I know of defining living in the moment.”

“I am living in that moment right now, with all of you,” the four-time Emmy winner continued. “May God bless you all and our country.”