I was intrigued by the title of this article....... Grandma has unexpected "morbid" response to her birthday cake.
Why is it morbid for a 94 year woman to wish that this is her last birthday?
Instead of judging, and laughing (probably because we are highly uncomfortable with such a topic), why not talk to our elders and ask them about what their thoughts are on life, and on death?
What can we learn from someone whom has lived a full life - a life full of ups and downs?
What wisdom can we be gifted to us by bringing the elderly back into our daily lives?
What gifts can we give the elderly by not separating them from life?
Take a chance, and start engaging in A Necessary Conversation, with the elders in your life.