My birthday is this month; I am going to be 50 years old.
I am not thrilled to say that out loud, in fact, my boys and I love the number 48, so when I turned 48, I told them that is it, I am staying 48 years old forever. It’s weird to me, to say it; I am going to be 50. I know it’s not “old” but it sounds old to me. How is it that I am going to be 50? It feels like just the other day I was 25 years old.
Looking back and thinking about my life, I now know its true what they say about being in your forties – it’s the best. You go through an emotional growth spurt in your forties. You really learn what matters and you value the importance of that. The thirties was truly about having children, find my way as a mom and trying to balance a career and motherhood.
I have started to do a lot of thinking about what’s next? What is ahead? What should I know? What wisdom can I share? Since I love learning from others and sharing wisdom I gain too; I am asking you support me and help me give a gift to others to celebrate my birthday.
My goal is to write a blog that shares 50 different pieces of advice or some sage wisdom from 50 different people in my life.
Here is what I need from you.
Wherever you are reading this now – whether you are on Facebook, Twitter or my blog, please leave your comment along with your first name and last name. (Last name can be optional.)
Here’s an example, if I was writing this, I would say, “Life is about learning to love, being open to love and to learning to love the journey. We are all on a journey and we need to let love and kindness be the force that leads us and shows us our way,” Lisa Bien.
After I compile 50 quotes, I will publish them as a blog entry for everyone to learn 50 things maybe they didn’t know before.
MY BIRTHDAY WISH: 50 Things You Wish Someone Would Have Told YOU!
I love this concept, Lisa. So many thoughts came to my mind. At the moment, this one stands out:
Get comfortable with the notion of stepping out of your comfort zone. You won’t believe what you’re capable of.
Happy birthday to you! My brother used to say — It hurts to get paid. He meant that life and living and career and family all come with amazing pay-outs but sometimes making it happen is hard and stressful. I always remember that when things get a little rough.
Don’t let your head get in the way of your heart. So, as we look ahead at whatever it is, make sure the little voice in your head that questions everything, doesn’t get the last say! I once learned a saying that sticks with me …. “Oh What The F…k …. Go for it anyway”. And of course, the secret of life is enjoying the passing of time! Happy 50.
The thing is, life is what’s happening now. Whether or not you’ve reached your goal, or found the perfect mate, or made a certain amount of money, or have the smartest kid on the soccer field, or whatever, life is happening now. Which means: if you’re going to have a happy life, you have to learn to enjoy your now.
Happy Birthday to a beacon of light in my life and to an extraordinary woman that has worked harder than anyone I know searching for answers to our complicated lives. I love you dearly.
If you do exactly what you are doing, you will have exactly what you have! An old adage loaded with meaning! It points to making me responsible for my actions and how I have to change things up if I want a different outcome! Whether it is eating less to fit into a dress or to expand my business and avoid the same routines. I love it and try to use it to avoid ever getting stuck.
One more….from my mother…Make your words sweet because you never know when you will have to eat them! I love this and it reminds me to reflect on what I am about to say. How will these words taste? Will they be sweet or not so sweet!
If I had one thing I wish, it is that I wish I understood Universal Law and the Laws of Attraction in my earlier years. It makes life so much easier to understand and these laws allow me to trust situations more. It also makes me responsible for situations and their outcomes. I ask myself, what am I attracting and why.