For nearly five years while playing Marcia Brady, actress Maureen McCormick spent her time on the set of "The Brady Bunch" forming a strong bond with her on-screen mom, Florence Henderson, who played matriarch Carol Brady in the hit '70s sitcom.
Now the former child star has opened up about Henderson, who died in 2016 from heart failure, in an interview with Closer Weekly.
"The biggest life lessons I have learned, came from Florence, and that was, being able to find joy like in a big way," the 62-year-old said. "I mean, I spent a lot of time with her before she passed away. And I truly believe she taught me so much about finding joy and I feel such joy again in my life. You know, I've gone through so many different things in my life, but, yeah, pretty amazing."
That was not the only lesson Henderson taught her though. McCormick said she also learned the importance of surrounding herself with positivity.
"Be around positive, good people that lift you up, that doesn't tear you down, but just want to nurture you and you want to nurture them and you all work together," she explained. "You know, I think that's really important."
McCormick said her third major life lesson was to find love in every person.
"Inclusion for everyone to me is a huge life lesson," she said. "And one thing my father always told me was to find the love and to look for the love in each and every human being. And I think that's really important."
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