Time to hit that bucket list
The neat thing about middle age birthday toasts is that they poke fun at the onset of aches, pains and latent maturity. The grand finale still seems decades away so now is the time to laugh and live life to its fullest.
Here are some ideas that that may inspire you to add some fun to your toasts or cards if you are helping someone celebrate a birthday who is in their 40s, 50s or beyond.
Remember, 70 is the new 50 and 50 is the new 30.
So you qualify as middle-aged if you are at least 20 years out of school and not yet in a nursing home.
Birthdays come and birthdays go
And with each passing year, we grow.
The place to expand should be the mind
Too bad it's more likely a spreading behind.
Age is a high price to pay for maturity.
-- Tom Stoppard
When I was young, I was told, "You'll see when you are 50."
Now that I'm 50, I can't see a thing.
-- Erik Satie
The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly and lie about your age.
-- Lucille Ball
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
-- Robert Frost
Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
-- Jack Benny
Of all the things I've lost, the one I miss the most is my mind.
-- Mark Twain
The best way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once.
To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
Few women admit their age.
If you were to take all the experience and judgment
Middle age is when you've met so many people
that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else.
-- Ogden Nash
You've heard of the three ages of man:
youth, age and "you are looking wonderful."
-- Francis Cardinal Spellman
The really frightening thing about middle age is that you know you'll grow out of it.
-- Doris Day
Just remember...once you're over the hill,
you begin to pick up speed.
At middle age, the soul should be opening up like a rose.
Not closing like a cabbage.
-- John Andrew Holmes
Middle age is when you still believe you'll feel better in the morning.
-- Bob Hope.
If you want to look young and thin, then hang around old fat people.
-- Jim Eason
Be kind to your kids. They'll be choosing your nursing home.
-- Bumper sticker