Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Staying Alive @ 55

Today is my fifty fifth birthday. I know you can’t believe it, but it’s true. Nevertheless I thought maybe I would reflect a little on the “benefits” of being so “old”. So here are my Top Ten Reasons I Love Being Alive @ 55.


Top Ten Reasons I Love Being Alive @ 55


10.
I don't have to wear polyester “leisure suits" or listen to John Travolta to be "cool."

9. I can order from the over 55 menu at Bob Evans without asking “permission."

8. I can call or text message my kids on their cell phone instead of whistling for them to come home.

7. I can google "stuff" on wikipedia instead of look it up in an out of date encyclopedia.

6. I can listen to my music on an I-pod with stereo head phones instead of a six transistor radio with a single ear phone.

5. I can still wrestle with my 4 boys even though they can probably beat me.

4. I get to wake up in the morning with Carol, my wife of 12,586 days next me.

3. I have the opportunity to "journey" with a great group of people at Journey Church.

2. I have seen the incredible mercies of God that are "new every morning."

1. and even though I can't get 55% off my bill at Bill Knapps (anybody remember that) I can still enjoy eating chocolate cake on my birthday.


9 comments:

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday Dennis!! Corey says you don't look that old! Hope you had a great day!

jim chadwick said...

Happy Birthday Denny!

We love you!

Jim, Nancy, Payton & Connor

Aaron said...

Happy Birthday my friend!

casseyandtyler said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

Terri Byers said...

Happy belated birthday, Denny!

clayburkle said...

I would love to see you pull #10 out of the closet and bee-bop to #6 while on your way to a fun afternoon with #3... as long as #4 allows it... and just wondering why #4 isn't #1.

Well anyway... Happy Birthday!

Ted Williams said...

I've never even heard of Bill Knapps. Happy Birthday anyway.

Anonymous said...

A BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY DENNY!

Will prayed for Journey Church at prayer meeting last week. We're pulling for you. Read about Wilbur Chapman and how prayer changed his church. I know--he's old--but so is prayer!!
Hi to Carol and others.
Blessings,
Pattie and Will

Brian said...

I loved Bill Knapps! Give me the cheeseburger basket with a cup of bean soup and the chocolate cake, Yum!! The cake was best the next morning for breakfast right out of the fridge.
Oh, and Happy Birthday!