Because, "He who laughs, lasts."
-Mary Pettibone Poole
"Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age." Victor Hugo
"Old people don't get crabby, crabby people get old." Steve Otto
"If you cannot be a good example, then you will just have to serve as a horrible warning." Catherine Aird
"It is sad to grow old, but nice to ripen." Brigitte Bardot
"How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?" Satchel Paige
A friend of the law firm received a gift of one year of hair appointments for her 95th birthday. "A year's worth of hair appointments?" she asked. "That's optimistic of you. At my age, I wouldn't get me a green banana."
After spending most of the day dealing with a difficult situation, an exhausted client asked our Social Worker, "Where am I going and why am I in this handbasket?"
"Don't get all your exercise jumping to conclusions."
In the last few weeks of his life, spent mostly in a nursing home, one of our favorite clients was asked how he was doing. He replied, in his usual exuberant style, "Livin' off the fat of the land and in a constant state of euphoria!"
What is the best aspect of being 95 years old? No peer pressure!
It is well documented that for every minute you exercise, you add one minute to your life. This enables you, at 85 years old, to spend an additional five months in a nursing home at $5,000.00 per month.
My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was 60. Now she's 97 years old and we have absolutely no idea where she is.
Last night my daughter and I were sitting in the den and I said to her, "I never want to live in a vegetative state, dependent on some machine and fluids from a bottle to keep me alive. That would be no quality of life at all. If that ever happens, just pull the plug." So she got up, unplugged the computer, and threw out my wine. (Source unknown)