Strive to be a 40 year old that makes people say 'I wanna be like that when I turn forty'.
Today I have left my thirties behind and entered into a new decade beginning with the number 4. I have to be honest here, I have been dreading this moment all year!
I have been told ' life begins at 40', so I began to wonder if it's really true? And what about all the years behind me? Do they not count?
So I have put together my 40 life lessons, all learnt and adapted in those years behind me:-
You don't know what someone might be going through
Learn by your mistakes
Don't judge others
Let it go
Life is too short
Our world is delicate (pandemics, environment)
Change is good
Patience is golden
Don't be afraid to ask for help
You're stronger than you think
Your circle of friends will change
Trust is forever
Don't chew with your mouth open
Don't drink when someone is telling a funny story
Listen to your children's worries
Say I love you to your children every day
Make a Will
Tell your parents you love them
Say thank you
Think before you speak
Appreciate all the small things
Wear sun cream
Always carry lip balm
Keep calm and carry on
Don't change for no one
Savour every quiet moment
Don't go to sleep on an argument
Alone time is needed
Manners cost nothing
It takes time to figure out who you can trust
Cry when you want to
Take care of your feet
Remember people's birthdays and make them feel special
Keep your bedroom tidy
When collating this list over a month or so, I was adding things to it all too quickly, I could have actually listed more than 40, aren't I a wise owl, these are not necessarily hard lessons to learn either, they should be installed instinctively, let that be a lesson to you.
Thank you for reading this post and happy birthday to me.
What would be your ideal way to spend a special birthday?