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Happiness at any age

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From the moment we're born we begin celebrating our birthday. From the first one to whatever, birthdays can be a happy time. And we hope for a long time.

But the "numbers game" is an interesting one.

Did you ever hear that question, how old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?

Ask a little kid how old they are and they say something like "I'm 6 and a half" or "I'm 11, but almost 12." Well, this rush to be older seems to go on until we're about 21 or so and then most people want to stop counting. That's because we begin to think about hitting those magic numbers 30, 40, the big 5-0 and so on.

So can we be happy at any age? Researchers say it is all about attitude.

I once received a birthday card with a great answer, if you're asked your age say: "I'm old enough to have life figured out and young enough to live it."

How's that for being positive?

So, come on embrace your age -- and life -- with pride and new dreams. Enjoy your next birthday, and let life surprise you!

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