On the days leading up to my birthday I received a few pieces of advice. Some were about how to deal with turning 40, others were just about living life to the fullest. Here are a few of my favorites:
- The 40’s are a wonderful decade. You have all the knowledge that you gained throughout your thirties and can use it to experience all the joys of life.
- You have two choices in life – you can choose to be a happy person or an unhappy person.
- Using your resources to create memories is much more important than using them to get/buy more stuff.
The best part of turning 40 was being surrounded by family and friends on my birthday. My party was a surprise and to be honest, I don’t normally like surprises. I’m an event planner by trade (and a Mom) – I prepare for everything. Although my first reaction was one of panic when I walked into the room, I was so happy to see my wonderful husband, fabulous kids, parents, siblings, in-laws, friends and co-workers all there to celebrate with me. It was the best birthday ever. Thank you Mike. You are the best husband a woman could ever wish for! Thank you for creating memories with me over the years and for the many more memories to come.