40 Shawty!!

40

Two years ago I hit a milestone. I joined the 40/40 club.  At that time I wrote a little doo-hickey, the 40 things I learned by 40. Since then I have experienced the most trying years of my life by far. So I thought it appropriate to add 2 more gems I’ve gathered in these additional two years.

41.) Family are not only those united by blood, family are those united by heart.

42.) You can bounce back from anything but death.

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40 Things at 40. Things I Know for Sure-

I know that I don’t know all things.
I know how to balance confidence with humility.
I know how to give a compliment.
I know how to be my own cheerleader.
I know how to discipline a child in one moment and play with him the next.
I know how to nurse a boo boo.
I know how to encourage you to nurse your own boo boos.
I know how to see the silver lining.
I know how to call a spade a spade.
I know how to make an omelette.
I know how to remove a stain.
I know how to perform through exhaustion.
I know how to be here while reaching for where I’m going.
I know how to laugh loud without embarrassment.
I know how to walk into a public restroom and never touch a single surface with my hands.
I know how to make a friend laugh through tears.
I know how to be present with people.
I know how to be alone.
I know how to choose my battles.
I know that the battle is not mine.
I know how to get my Ms Corporate America on.
I know how to get my Ms Round the Way Girl on.
I know how to be reasonable.
I know how to deal with difficult people.
I know how to stand alone in my own belief.
I know how to not take on your problems as my own, while yet emphasizing with your pain.
I know how to laugh at my own pain.
I know how to have a party all by myself.
I know how to cut a rug at your party.
I know how to worship God.
I know what a real relationship with God is.
I know the love of God.
I know how to love.
I know how to walk away and love from a distance.
I know how to forgive.
I know how to ask for forgiveness.
I know how to set boundaries.
I know how to welcome you in.
I know how to be afraid and do it anyway.
And I know how to thank you for just celebrating my 40th birthday with me.

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