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
"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
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 is a day-by-day thing - you HIT
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
May you all make it to a
healthy 100 and a half!!