7 Life Tips From Joan Rivers We Should All Take To Heart

Laugh it off.

It's been less than a year since Joan Rivers passed away, and reminders of her wit and wisdom are especially strong this week. Today marks the fifth anniversary of "Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work," and earlier this week would have been the comedy and fashion icon's 82nd birthday.

Lucky for us, Rivers left behind plenty of wit and advice. Ahead, seven Rivers-isms we should all take to heart.

  1. Never be afraid of a little sprucing.

    "The ideal beauty is a fugitive which is never found."

  2. Relax, it's supposed to be fun.

    "I never dwell on what happened. You can't change it. Move forward. Don't waste your energy on being angry at something that somebody did six months ago or a year ago. It's over. Done. Move forward."

  3. If you love what you do, keep doing it.

    “I don’t want to retire, I don’t want to go and sit in the sun, I don’t want to learn how to garden. I paint? Who cares.”

  4. Appreciate the journey.

    "I enjoy life when things are happening. I don't care if it's good things or bad things. That means you're alive."

  5. Learn these three words: not my problem.

    "That comes with age: knowing it's their problem, not mine."

  6. What happened, happened. Leave it at that.

    "I've learned to have absolutely no regrets about any jokes I've ever done."

  7. Let it roll off your back.

    "Life goes by fast. Enjoy it. Calm down. It's all funny. Next. Everyone gets so upset about the wrong things."