The title is not my words but rather those of a lady who lived to be 108 years old. Her name was Maurine Engel. She died on Friday, May 8, 2009.
I did not know Mrs. Engel but I read a tribute to her in Florida Today newspaper. Here is a link to the article on their web site.
I remember many years ago in high school I had a teacher...a young guy who taught psychology. I remember he made a statement one day that 35 years later I remember vividly. He said "We can learn something from everyone - even an old person. If it is only how to live that long."
I am sure Mrs. Engel taught many people many things. The title statement made on her 108th birthday says it all. I am sure not every day was a day of nothing but good times.
After all, she had over 39,420 days!
No, I am sure she chose to be happy. That is the lesson for us all!