Last July I turned 40. Gulp.
There are many aspects of aging I am not a big fan of so far. The fresh wrinkles, the saucy white hairs that keep trying to invade my already unruly nest of hair, my sloth-like metabolism, the effects of gravity, etc, etc...
Yet, there are lots of things I am sort of loving.
So....even though it's eco-Friday and this is not at all an environmental article I wanted to share it with you friends. I found it on Divine Caroline, a really fun page to visit. You can read away about everything from family to fashion to flirting.
For those of you already Forty or Forty plus, hope it brings a smile, or giggle and a knowing nod or two. AND for those of your approaching Forty and fearfu, l I hope it offers another outlook and lots of new things to look forward to and embrace as a woman.
Andy Rooney on Women Over Forty
As I grow in age, I value women who are over forty most of all. Here are just a few reasons why: A woman over forty will never wake you in the middle of the night to ask, “What are you thinking?” She doesn’t care what you think.
If a woman over forty doesn’t want to watch the game, she doesn’t sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do. And, it’s usually something more interesting.
A woman over forty knows herself well enough to be assured in who she is, what she is, what she wants and from whom. Few women past the age of forty give a hoot what you might think about her or what she’s doing.
Women over forty are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won’t hesitate to shoot you, if they think they can get away with it.
Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it’s like to be unappreciated.
A woman over forty has the self-assurance to introduce you to her women friends. A younger woman with a man will often ignore even her best friend because she doesn’t trust the guy with other women. Women over forty couldn’t care less if you’re attracted to her friends because she knows her friends won’t betray her.
Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over forty. They always know.
A woman over forty looks good wearing bright red lipstick. This is not true of younger women. Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over forty is far sexier than her younger counterpart.
Older women are forthright and honest. They’ll tell you right off if you are a jerk, if you are acting like one! You don’t ever have to wonder where you stand with her.
Yes, we praise women over forty for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it’s not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed hot woman of forty-plus, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some twenty-two-year-old waitress.
Ladies, I apologize.
For all those men who say, “Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free,” here’s an update for you. Now 80 percent of women are against marriage, why? Because women realize it’s not worth buying an entire pig, just to get a little sausage.
-from Divine Caroline
That last line is just classic...it should be available on t-shirts for empowered ladies everywhere to flaunt!
happy weekend friends!
p.s. hope to see some familiar faces at the Bubble Run in Kelowna tomorrow...and if you see me but i don't know you make sure to say hello!