Do you realise 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 thity-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’ve turned 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 80s 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 90s, 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!”

May you all make it to a healthy 100-and-a-half!