So, I am trying to be all positive about that number 4-0. I feel great. For the most part. There are maybe a few aches and pains that surprise me. Recovery time maybe takes a little longer from some exercise, but that could just be I'm not in the top shape I could be.
I don't think I look much different from my 30s and 20s. There's a wrinkle here and there, or a sag, but on the other hand, I am a mother and going to be 40, so I should forgive these. And I should also remember that no one notices what I see.
Logically I tell myself to not be obsessed with images, numbers, age. I should work from what I have and make it the best it can feel: healthy and strong. Compare myself to myself and remember I am a forty year old and that's exactly where I should be.
As one friend put it, we should all be so lucky to arrive at forty. She's damn right. There are a few acquaintances, high school classmates that didn't. I should be thankful and thankful for the many more years that I hope to look forward to. And take my own advice and use up the body for what it was meant to. Gather the wisdom and stay healthy and strong.
Youth is wasted on the young. Old age should not long for the looks of youth, but use the wisdom to create a healthy and happy life to be enjoyed to the fullest.
'Bout time I take my own advice.