Taking a page from columnist Dave Barry’s famous “Things it took me over 50 years to Learn” , a few of us at Women at Forty have decided to pen our own list of things it’s taken us 40 years to learn. Here are the first ten:
- To our parents, we will always be children. When you need a shoulder to cry on, that can be a good thing.
- Most people mean to do well, they really do, but sometimes life gets in the way and they forget about the living.
- Take your time arriving at a first impression of someone or something – you’ll never have the chance to do it again.
- Even when the grass really is greener on the other side, it doesn’t mean we’re not where we should be.
- We’re not as brave as we pretend to be, but we’re stronger than we think.
- Sometimes you can judge a book by its cover.
- What goes around, really, really, really, comes back around.
- Even at 40, you can still feel like a kid sometimes, and that’s ok.
- It’s also ok to grow up.
- There’s still so much we don’t know.
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