Turning 50

Help!!!! I’m turning 50. I want to hide and celebrate at the same time. I never thought it would happen. 50 was a number for my parents and older people but not for me (but guess what happened!). Time flies, and here I am, with a cake too small to fit the candles.

If you also are turning 50 or 40 or 60, who cares? Here are 50 things I learned over the years in no particular order.

  1. Breathe - The secret to a long life: Just keep breathing.

  2. Smile - It makes you happier and others around you too.

  3. Lost - When you feel lost and confused, just keep swimming.

  4. Emotions –” Every emotion is short lived unless you resist to it.” (Randy Hold)

  5. Today - Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Go for it!

  6. Friends – They are the family you get to choose. Treat them well.

  7. Train – “You will always arrive at your destination, even if you run in the opposite direction.” (Jesse Koren)

  8. Roller coaster – Life has its ups and downs, hang in there and enjoy the ride.

  9. Dance – Don’t forget to dance and to be silly once in a while.

  10. Pain – Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.

  11. Sadness – Don’t be sad one day more than is necessary.

  12. Bouncing – There is no way to be sad when bouncing on a trampoline or a ball.

  13. Seduction – Someone who is attracted to you doesn’t ask your age and doesn’t care either.

  14. Failing – Failure is part of success. Brush the dust and move on.

  15. Relationship – Look back at any relationship, and f you learned something, it was worth it.

  16. Dating – There are two types of good dates: the one that brings you a good story and the one that brings you a love story.

  17. Mirror – Smile at your reflection in the mirror and she will smile back.

  18. Decision – Use patience to check with your intuition and, once you decide, don’t be afraid.

  19. Laughing – The best remedy against … anything.

  20. Relax – Nothing is really under control … let it go and relax.

  21. Ducks – The problem with trying to get your ducks in a row, is there is always one running away.

  22. Light – Instead of looking for the light at the end of the tunnel, take the light and look inside that tunnel.

  23. Universe – Watch out for what you ask of the Universe or of God, you might receive it.

  24. Lessons – You don’t have to always learn your lessons the hard way, just ask for a smoother version.

  25. Patience – Pushing things to go faster will only do one thing, make you feel frustrated.

  26. Goals – Set the direction and be willing to be surprised.

  27. Heartbreak – A heartbreak cannot be resolved from your head because it’s your heart that is aching, not your brain.

  28. Body – Your body knows what is good for you, you just have to listen.

  29. Life – Life can happen to you or for you. I chose the latter.

  30. Choice – You always have a choice. Sometimes it’s between two things you don’t like, then choose the on that isn’t as bad.

  31. Lingerie – Lingerie is the thing that no one can see and still make you feel sexy.

  32. Sexy – A woman is sexy when she feels happy.

  33. Strong - You are stronger when you are not afraid of being weak.

  34. Morning – Every morning, choose to manifest the best day you can imagine.

  35. Exercise – That thing you don’t want to do and that you are grateful you did.

  36. Diet – If it doesn’t make you smile, don’t eat it.

  37. Inner-child – There is this little one inside of you who knows that you can do anything when you grow up. What are you waiting for?

  38. Intuition – Listen to it!!!!

  39. Others – Don’t let them tell you what you can or cannot do.

  40. Limits – They are meant to be stretched.

  41. Excitement – The difference between fear and excitement is that when you are scared you stop breathing and when you are excited you breathe deeply.

  42. Fears – They can hold you back or give you the opportunity to surprise yourself.

  43. Forgiveness – The most important person to forgive is yourself. Let go of what you can’t change.

  44. Gratitude – Be grateful for the smallest things. Gratitude doesn’t have to be big to mean something.

  45. Soulmate – A soulmate is this person who helps your soul grow. You don’t have to stay together for this to happen.

  46. Nothing – Sometimes you don’t know what to do. In those moments, it’s important to do… nothing.

  47. Peace – We all want peace but peace can sometimes feel boring. Appreciate it anyway or you might regret those peaceful moments.

  48. Happiness – Every day you get to choose to be happy. Make this choice.

  49. Joy – The sparkle in your eyes when you start recognizing the beauty around you.

  50. Birthday – Just another moment to celebrate!

Can’t wait to be 51. I have so much more to share!!!!