Wit n' Wisdom
One can have a youthful spirit at any age. The key to keeping a childlike imagination is knowing how to regress for success.
"Retirement at 65 is ridiculous. When I was 65 I still had pimples.... The genius of life is to be able to take childhood into old age". ~George Burns
(at his 100th birthday)
"The simplest toy- one which even the youngest child can operate- is called a grandparent." ~Sam Levenson
(from his wryly titled: You Don't Have To Be In "Who's Who" To Know What's What!)
Humor is often the best bridge we can build to cross the generation gap. In much the way little kids play at "what if" fantasy games, real life comedy often turns the tables, inverting standard roles and rules of authority.
Here's a fun story a friend forwarded to illustrate the point:
Tony was 9 years old and was staying with his grandmother for a few days. He'd been playing outside with the other kids, when he came into the house and asked her, "Grandma, what's that called when two people sleep in the same bedroom and one is on top of the other?"
Tony's grandmother was a little taken aback. How could he be asking her these kinds of questions at such a young age? But she decided the best response was to simply tell him the truth. "Well, dear, it's called sexual intercourse." "Oh" Little Tony said, "OK, thanks Grandma,' and went back outside to play with the other kids.
Five minutes later he came back in red faced, and said angrily,"Grandma, it is not called sexual intercourse. It's called Bunk Beds. And just so you know, Jimmy's mom wants to talk to you!"
Intent (memo to self)
Today, I am inviting my imagination-and my sense of humor, to stay evergreen.
Special thanks to Rob Peck for sharing his weekly column with our readers. To learn more about Rob and his business, Zestworks, visit his website, http://www.zestworks.com
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