I have a memory of sitting on the bus with my friends in grade school; we were calculating how old we would be in the year 2000. I remember how we all laughed so hard we nearly fell out of our seats just thinking we would ever be that old. I was 38 in 2000. I now think of 38 as a wonderfully young age.
In 2012 I turned 50. Later in the year my oldest daughter turned 30. Last month my mom turned 70. Noteworthy ages for each of us, and not really ages I would now laugh at. But hopefully we are all laughing about something. Life is short. Laughter is important. Celebration of life should include laughter.