Article updated on May 2nd, 2017
Yesterday was my birthday; I am several years past 40 and there is still no pity party insight. I am living life to the fullest. I am happily engaging the years that come between 40 and 49. This is hard for some while many others are doing the same as I am.
Two weeks ago, my husband and I were given a compliment about our age and still having our forty’s to look forward to, we laughed out loud, literally. We were picking up an old chest of drawers and some antiques in a 103 year old house in town. The owner was selling everything and moving away. When I told him I was about to turn 43, he was shocked. He asked me if turning 40 was hard because his wife was really having a hard time dealing with the whole idea of the BIG 4-0. My simple answer was no.
Life: Live it to the Fullest
He wanted to know my secret, so I told him…
I have been given only one life and I want to live my life to the fullest. Every day no matter what is going on is JUST ANOTHER DAY. It comes, it goes and every morning there is a fresh new day with a clean slate to look forward to. The only thing I can bring with me into the new day that can be bothersome is worry. Things from my past are not given an opportunity to rear their ugly head and bring clouds of discouragement. There are things in our future which also bring discouragement when dwelt on. But why borrow trouble from tomorrow? The Lord is already in my tomorrows and he knows what I will be facing, so worrying about my future is taking away from my TODAY and FAMILY. Getting older is a PART of life. I’m not the first one to get older, nor will I be the last one. It is something EVERYONE deals with, so why would I allow it to bother me?
To have this kind of outlook on life is something not everyone has, but should. I have seen people totally lose their marbles over the ages of 30 and 40. Watching how child-like they acted over something that everyone faces only shows how IMMATURE a person really is.
I have so much more than I deserve. I have my health, my family has good health. My husband has a job, we have a roof over our heads, we have a vehicle to drive, we have food in the cabinets and clothes on our backs. There’s money in the bank, although it is not the amount I would love to have, but we do have it. Most importantly, I have my SALVATION. No matter what I may have to face in life, I have HOPE that one day I will see my SAVIOUR.