With my 40th birthday looming on the horizon (March 11th), I thought I would share some thoughts I have collected over the years. I don't want to call it advice. These are more just realizations with which you might be able to identify.. So, if you have a moment, enjoy:

 

  1. Don’t worry about your age. You truly are only as old as you feel.
  2. Worry about yourself from time to time. It’s OK to put yourself first once in a while.
  3. Reward yourself. That new shirt or that ice cream; yeah, get it!
  4. Don’t take yourself too seriously. You want to strengthen yourself; laugh at it.
  5. Take care of your body. It’s the only one we get.
  6. Dream! Big or small, never be afraid to have dreams.
  7. Games are meant for the dining room table, not the dating scene.
  8. If someone asks, tell the truth. Lying doesn’t get either of you any further.
  9. You don’t know what you want to do with your life, it is OK. I don’t either.
  10. Have sex as much as you want! If you’re not married, wrap it up.
  11. Be nice, even if they aren’t. You don’t know what they’ve been through.
  12. Never pass up an opportunity to tell someone how you feel about them. You might not get that chance again.
  13. Give everyone a chance, and the ones that mean the most, give them two.
  14. Do you need that dollar? If not, give it to someone who does.
  15. Are your adult responsibilities done for the day? Then go ahead be a child; play!
  16. Love with your whole heart, don’t hinder your future because of past experiences.
  17. Love a lot of people. It is true the more the merrier.
  18. Drink more water, but don’t drown.
  19. There’s not really two Twix buildings.
  20. Give yourself a moment every day, a have yourself a no-commotion, nothing-going-on moment.
  21. Your fantasy women have dirty underwear too. You just don’t see them.
  22. You never want something as bad as the minute you give it up… Oh, Pepsi. . .
  23. Dating, they are not perfect, but are they perfect for you?
  24. It doesn’t get much better than homemade lasagna, or insert your favorite dish here, but really, lasagna!
  25. ACTIVITY, find some. It doesn’t have to be the gym; go for a walk or play with the kids.
  26. You can’t see a great movie too many times.
  27. If you learn from something bad, how bad was it, really, in hindsight?
  28. When you give a gift, make your goal to turn the recipient into a child.  You won’t go wrong.
  29. Listening to the music of your past is just as good as going through old photos.
  30. Thank the people that help you, especially if they didn’t know they were doing it.
  31. Pro Wrestling is NOT fake. It is predetermined.
  32. Bugs Bunny is one funny dude.
  33. It’s not the size of the breast, it’s the placement of the nipple.
  34. That flaw you’re worried about may just be the quirk someone loves about you.
  35. If something makes you angry, learn about it. You may find it was just ignorance that created the hate.
  36.  Don’t be afraid to feel the way you do. Be afraid that you won’t express it.
  37. Chores don’t have to be done right now, if you have a woman waiting on the couch, or a child waiting in their room.
  38. Dance! OMG it is fun!
  39. Live with the fact that women have cooler clothes to wear and more variety.
  40. Never stop learning and always be open to that something new.