40 Life lessons learnt, in 40 years

Published on 5 October 2023 at 07:28

 

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 

 

Time flies 

 

You're stronger than you think 

 

Your circle of friends will change 

 

Trust is forever 

 

Be kind 

 

Go explore

 

Smile

 

Be respectful 

 

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 

 

Moisturise

 

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? 


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Lucy
2 months ago

Happy 40th Birthday lovely! I hope you have the best day, I love the 40 lessons you have learned in 40 years! x

Lucy | www.lucymary.co.uk

Jeanette
a month ago

Thank you so much x

Brigitta
2 months ago

Happy belated birthday to you :) that's a lovely list. https://brigittapasztor.blogspot.com/2023/10/exploring-arc-hungarys-celebrated-art.html

Jeanette
a month ago

I really enjoyed putting this together, thank you for reading

Fadima Mooneira
2 months ago

Happy Birthday. And I wish you all the best in your new chapter. Have an awesome flirtatious 40.

Jeanette
a month ago

Thank you so much