A Birthday shout out to all who are turning the “BIG 4-0” this year!!
Live the life that makes you happy and be free!
Turning 40 doesn’t feel or seem as old as I thought it would when I was in my 20s. Yes I felt pains and aches back when, but now they are just the same only magnified just a bit louder then they used to be. LOL. I still feel youthful though. I still feel and act like a kid at times too. However, I do feel and see the difference in maturity and awareness than I did my 20s. Leading up to my 40s, life is shifting into a more intentional and purposeful one.
I originally thought about having this big celebratory “Masque” party for my 40th Birthday. I wanted to party it up and be the center of attention. Who usually doesn’t, right? However, I was already fabricating in my head, because I am such a procrastinator, everyone rejecting me. Then my pity party synced in too. I started feeling sorry for myself because I am not in a relationship where I didn’t have to plan my own birthday because my partner would have been doing this for me. On the other hand, if not a partner then a family member or a friend could be thoughtful enough to want to plan something big for me since it is my “4oth Birthday.” Hello! But as I was get trying to figure out what I wanted to do for my BIG 4-0, a party just didn’t sound so interesting anymore.
Tony Robbins states, “Emotion is created by Motion” which means, “the way you move determines the way you feel.” http://bit.ly/2oS2ci9
“The way you feel emotionally affects the way you feel physically. The reverse is true. When you are moved physically, you are moved emotionally, too. How you move affects the way you think, feel, and behave. Movements such as running, clapping or jumping alter your body’s chemistry. Change the way you move, and you will change your feelings.” NLP – Motivational
I want to feel ALIVE, ENERGETIC, JOYFUL, & PASSIONATE. So I am making my move! One of my goals these days is to live life intentionally. Therefore, I decided to take this milestone birthday and put it into ACTION. For one whole year, from this birthday, 4/26/17 till next year’s birthday, 4/26/18, I will be doing “40 Good Deeds”. I will be “Paying it forward”. Whether it’s small or big, one-on-one, in a group or for humanity I will lend a hand and give back to my community. Along the way, I will be blogging about my journey and share them with you as well.
Jennifer Lopez said in her book True Love, “In your 20s you think you know everything. In your 30’s you find out you know nothing. And in your 40s you realize you’re not perfect and that’s OK.”
Love & Happiness.