Some time ago I found this article…

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The author, Laura B. Randolph, starts off by remembering how Oprah gave her these tips given to her by another friend which in turn she was now giving to one of her almost 40 year-old best friends. (for the juicy details of that conversation, please follow the link!)

From this conversation came a “whimsical little birthday wish list–a Top 40 list for Miss Oh-My-God-I-Can’t-Be-40.”

I’d like to share it here with you and hear your comments, because I know it’ll get you THINKING ABOUT turning 40…


1.) Peace of mind (and a piece of property).

2.) A will.

3.) Willpower.

4.) A savings account in your own name (…)

5.) A mammogram.

6.) A manicure (not to mention a pedicure, a facial and a massage–all on the same day).

7.) A set of matching luggage.

8.) A ticket to some exotic place to unpack it.

9.) A great hairdresser, gynecologist (…)

10.) A passionate, fiery, unforgettable love affair.

11.) A little black dress that makes you look five pounds thinner.

12.) A sense of humor, style and purpose.

13.) A selfish streak.

14.) A spiritual foundation that gets you through a very bad night without going crazy.

15.) A facial foundation that gets you through a very long day without going ashy.

16.) A good bra.

17.) A good spa.

18.) A library card (used often).

19.) A credit card (used sparingly).

20.) At least one person in your life who says: “You call, I come.”

21.) Good body language (multilingual!).

22.) A broken heart and the knowledge you can survive it.

23.) A cause celebre (domestic violence, infant mortality, save the whales–your choice).

24.) A personal relationship with God.

25.) A personal trainer.

26.) Selective amnesia (“What Saturday morning meeting?”).

27.) Gall.

28.) A good skin-care regimen.

29.) The ability to converse on any subject without benefit of concrete knowledge or access to facts.

30.) A shocking secret.

31.) A pair of silk pajamas.

32.) A lifetime membership in at least one organization dedicated to uplifting (…) our people.

33.) The phone number of someone who is good with their hands.

34.) At least one drop-dead, don’t-speak-to-me-because-you-know-you-don’t-know-me gorgeous photo of yourself.

35.) A friendship that has stood the test of time.

36.) One last chance to tell the guy you were crazy about in your 20s who treated you like cigarette ashes on the floor what you were too dumb to know when he walked out with your heart in his hands: “Thank you, thank you, thank you.”

37.) A soul mate.

38.) Faith, hope and a good fantasy.

39.) A dream.

40.) A plan to make it come true.

I’ll be waiting to hear from you!! But stay tuned because I’ve been THINKING ABOUT IT…

image by spanish designer Jordi Labanda

Take care!!, read you soon and read me soon!!

4 responses to “THINKING ABOUT…Turning 40

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  3. I don’t want to think about turning 40. I don’t want to think about turning 40. I don’t want to think about… dammit.
    But I almost have the list completed so I should feel good about it, right?

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