Shortly after my thirty-ninth birthday I started thinking about turning forty. I was driving down the road listening to the radio when I heard about a woman who after turning fifty made a list of the fifty most important things she had learned in life. The only one I remember is, “When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.” You cannot argue with logic like that.
That caused me to start thinking…which is dangerous. What are the forty most important things I have learned in my forty years on planet Earth? So I began to make a list.
After the first few, the list is not in order of importance. I wanted to do a countdown to the most important; but it just did not work. Everything I firmly believe flows from the first two so they had to be first.
I then decided to write a short explanation of each point, put them in a small book, and give it to my kids as a keepsake. As I talked about it to people, many of them said they would be interested in reading it, so I started a blog that eventually became the rough draft for the book.
Here it is. The 40 Book. The forty most important things I have learned in my forty years on planet Earth. Maybe these truths will guide you as they have guided me. This is why I believe these are Forty Things You Should Know By Forty.
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Let me add my congrats! A great accomplishment! I look forward to reading it...but a bit afraid...Now that I'm a sneeze away from turning 50, what if I haven't learned what I should have in my 40s? Oh, the horror!