40 Is The New 20

That’s my motto effective immediately. Because today, I am 40 years old. I don’t mind being 40.  I don’t have any problem telling people how old I am. When people tell me that I don’t look 40, I smile.  When children say that 40 is so old, I just laugh. Because if they only knew. If they only knew that it was just the other day that I was searching for 2X4s and finishing nails to help make the treehouse in my back yard. Or that it was just a short while ago that I spent countless hours at the Circle K playing Frogger and Donkey Kong video games. Time flies and in many ways, mostly physically, I feel my 40 years.  I have to take a few extra minutes to stretch out my back after sitting on the porch swing for a while.  I feel it when I go for my morning jogs. But in other ways, I feel like I’m just beginning to live.  Life is so fresh and new and exciting and offering me things that it never did before. So watch out, world.  I’m 40. And I rock.

17 thoughts on “40 Is The New 20

  1. I totally agree Cindy – 40 is the new 20! I turned 40 last year and I tell you my world has just exploded and expanded in so many ways. It is such a time of just really stepping into being who you really are! You no longer care about (well maybe a smigeoon) what others think, and you feel settled and focused. In the bible 40 was such a milstone in many ways and great things happened after the 40 years was up! Enjoy every bit of it. xx

  2. happy birthday, cindy! forty is awesome! 🙂 and, just to give you something to look forward to, fifty is even “awesomer!”

    thank you for your ministry . . . . your writing is such a blessing to me!

  3. Oh yes – yes, you do rock. Consider yourself celebrated today, Cindy Beall! Happy, happy birthday! Much love to you…

  4. Its about what has happened in those 40 years and how you have lived it. My 41 years are full of heartbreak, mercy, restorations, and passion. Its about living life full. That my friend, we have done. So enjoy a day to celebrate you and all that you have seen, experienced and been thru in 40 years! love!

  5. Happy birthday Cindy! You are an inspiration and I’m so thankful that God pointed me to your blog! Enjoy your beautiful family today!!

  6. Happy 40th Birthday Cindy. I turned 46 this year. One year doesn’t feel any different from another. Life goes on whether we’re 10 or 100. Praises and blessings in Jesus’ name.

  7. Happy Birthday Cindy! I will be 40-THREE this year…..it’s amazing how young you can “feel” when you put it all into perspective. Enjoy your day!!!

  8. The angels sang and danced when you were born and we all get to reap the benefits! I hope that today blessed your socks off…just like you do with us every day!!!

    HUGS!!!!

  9. This letter just brought Tears of Joy to MY eyes. Happy Birthday! (I know I’m late bit was just introduced your site)

  10. Between me and my husband we’ve owned more MP3 players over the years than I can count, including Sansas, iRivers, iPods (classic & touch), the Ibiza Rhapsody, etc. But, the last few years I’ve settled down to one line of players. Why? Because I was happy to discover how well-designed and fun to use the underappreciated (and widely mocked) Zunes are.

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