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Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids?

If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about aging that you think in fractions.

'How old are you?' I'm four and a half!' you're never thirty-six and a half. You're four and a half, going on five! That's the key.

You get into your teens, now they can't hold you back.

You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead.

'How old are you?' I'm gonna be 16!' You could be 13, but hey, you're gonna be 16!

And then the greatest day of your life ... You become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony ... YOU BECOME 21. YESSSS!!!

But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk! He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There's no fun now, you're Just a sour-dumpling. What's wrong? What's changed.

You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you're PUSHING 40. Whoa! Put on the brakes, it's all slipping away. Before you know it, you REACH 50.



And your dreams are gone.

But wait!!! You MAKE it to 60. You didn't think you would.

So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and MAKE it to 60.

You've built up so much speed that you HIT 70! After that it's a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday.

You get into your 80's and every day is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30; you REACH bedtime.

And it doesn't end there. Into the 90's, you start going backwards; 'I Was JUST 92.'

Then a strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again.' I'm 100 and a half!'



<span style="font-weight: bold">May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!</span>

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:
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Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.</span>
 

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Just turned 37, it's getting depressing. I'm finally realizing that I'll have to work til the day I die, Will more than likely never be able to afford to retire.
 

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It's worse than you youngbloods think.
If Daddy was 21 when you were born, you were 1/21th his age.
When Daddy was 22 and you were 2, you were already 1/11th his age.
Somewhere around Daddy's 33rd year you'll be 11. That's 1/3rd his age.
When Daddy hits 66, you'll be 44, that's 2/3rds his age.
Daddy will be an oldtimer at 88, and you'll be 66, 3/4s his age.
Enjoy your youth while you can, because you're going to be spending the rest of your life playing catch up to people that are older than you.
 

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I was o.k. until I read DIY's post, now I just to go somewhere and cry.....on second thought maybe go to drinking...
 
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