by Skip Cohen
As always, I'm off the topics of business and marketing on a Sunday morning. But, if you've followed me for long enough, then you know it's something I simply need to do. It's therapeutic to share thoughts on something other than the business we're all in.
So, I'm not sure why, but this morning I'm a little obsessed with the joy of aging...I'm technically now in my "Golden Years," although for the life of me, I can't figure out why or who suggested they were "Golden." For Sheila and me, we've chosen to embrace the humor of it all.
Obviously, we're not alone, because I caught a t-shirt online the other day that said,
90 percent of a marriage is yelling "What?" from another room.
But let's take it one step further and into our house as we get older...
I know we're not alone on that one because "The Book of Awesome," as an awesome life experience, wrote:
"Finally remembering a word that's been on the tip of your tongue for so long: It's like throwing a pail of cold water on all your smoking inner head parts. Gears unjam, lines start rolling, and you settle back in the restaurant booth with a satisfied smile on your face and just blurt it out. "parcheesi, that's what it was called."
And there you have it - the joy of aging. According to Sheila, I don't act any older, but I notice I creak for ten minutes in the morning. But the truth is, I'm loving getting older - could we do without a few of the challenges with health issues? Of course! However, aging is a mindset, and if you can laugh at so many stupid things we become aware of, then it's true - laughter really is the best medicine.
Plus, we live in Sarasota County, which supposedly has the highest average age per capita of any county in the US. So we're in good company, which explains so many people doing 15 mph in the right lane with their left turn signal on!
Wishing everybody a day filled with chuckles. Learn to laugh at yourself. Learn to keep things in perspective because if we've learned nothing else over the last two bizarre years - life is simply too short. And go for those eleven-second therapeutic hugs I've been suggesting every Sunday for the last five years!
Happy Sunday...or Monday if you're on the other side of the world.
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