Half Century Humor

Later this year I turn the big five-o and I don’t mean the Hawaii kind. Because this year is also my half life anniversary of journeying on a spiritual path, I have started brainstorming ideas to mark the occasion with gusto, flair and gratitude. I have scribbled some ideas in a notebook but am only just starting to approach the concept. I don’t dare commit most of them to public scrutiny yet but they will probably somehow include the number 50 or the number 5. Feel free to add a comment if you found inspiration in commemorating your 50th birthday with some kind of achievement that was meaningful to you. Maybe I will add it to my list!

Because I knew I could use a few good laughs, I couldn’t resist starting my contemplation of the subject on the lighter side of my list of possibilities. This website has lots of links to funny jokes about turning 50. Dare I admit it has the word “senior” in the URL??? I imagined that it wouldn’t be one of the harder tasks to find cute humor about cresting the half century hill.

The cardiologist’s diet:
if it tastes good, spit it out.
– Paulina Borsook

At fifty you’ve accumulated the knowledge and wisdom of half a century. This would be a tremendous asset if only darned senility hadn’t wiped your memory bank.

I also need levity to counteract the next time I have a hot flash, can’t sleep or remember my name, age and serial number, at least I can laugh. So the quest for 50 hot flash jokes is near and dear to my heart. If you are born free or young enough to not get the joke that God made women over 50 unable to have kids because they wouldn’t be able to remember where they put them, then I hereby command you to move on to another blog post such as the beauty of daffodils.

If you are nodding your head in agreement and laughing out loud at the joke, then hold on to your hat while you read these stories from minniepauz.com. You might wake your neighbors you will laugh so hard. I especially liked the story about the woman who jumped inside the ice cream freezer at the supermarket since I have become a big friend of taking deep breaths with my head inside the freezer of my refrigerator when in the midst of my own personal contribution to global warming.

Luckily I also have the inspiration of Sri Chinmoy to get me through rough moments such as these.

Age need not bind you.
Age need not blind you.
Age should only help you
To see the real in you
As soon as possible.
Excerpt from Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, Part 194 by Sri Chinmoy

I am mostly thrilled about turning 50 but to quote Sri Chinmoy once again, there are some new circumstances in my life that have me insistent that “Humour is My Only Saviour”.

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