Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Guess Who's 40

I've been dreading it for weeks.

My husband stated I've been depressed.

No. I've been in denial.


I'm forty years old! How do I feel? Numb? Speechless? Silly me. What's all the fuss?

I'm reminded of a quote by George William Curtis, "Age is a matter of feeling, not of years."

Despite having streaks of grey in my hair, and not being quick on my toes as I used to be. I still feel like I'm sixteen.

I don't try to hide my age. I'm quite comfortable in my own skin.

I'm even told life begins at 40. Really?

So, rather than having a big and lavish party, I chose a simple and quiet celebration with my family.

We ordered pizza, chicken wings and of course, had cake. I was in the company of my loved ones, and cherished every minute of it.

And I especially loved the homemade card from J.P. Priceless!
What could I possibly want? Life at 40 is grand.


  1. My gosh.. Your birthday? as in today, 9th Feb?
    Sorry dear, I had no clue and if it hadn't been your visit, I guessed I would probably find it out at a later time..

    Whatever it is, here, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you.. Nothing special though, just my simple wish, some one from afar..

    In another 11 yrs, I will be 40 too.. hahahah.. and yeah, I know what you meant by saying the feeling like sixteen despite of everything else.. ;)

    Oh yes, replied your comment left in my blog so do check out if you are free.. :)

    And thanks for the visit as well as your little sharing.. We do have some little things in common.. :)

  2. Happy Birthday! What a wonderful milestone! You know, I've heard that your 40's are the best. You become comfortable with yourself and care less about what others think. Cheers to a great year!

  3. I'm going to be 30 in two months and today I found a grey hair. Hubby said "wow, and you aren't even 30 yet" NICE!!

    Happy Birthday - I'm glad it was a nice day!

  4. Happy Birthday Melanie !

    It must be really nice to grow older
    and watch your children grow with you.

    In years to come, I wish that you
    have many more meaningful birthdays
    and good memories to fondly remember.

    Yes, age is just a number.
    It's the life worth living that counts :)

  5. I'm clipping on straight ahead to hit forty myself soon; I'll be 39 this summer. But other than the aches that linger longer than they used to, I "feel" better than ever. And hurray for you for being comfortable in your own skin, there's nothing more beautiful than that!

  6. Happy Birthday! I turned 40 in December. After doing a week of reflective blog posts, I realized something...You know what? It's not half as bad as turning 30! LOL Embrace this new age. You're gonna love it. :o)

    New follower from MBC.

  7. Thank you for the birthday wishes! I will visit you all soon. :-)