Rockin' 40

Y'all.  I turned 40 today.

Okay, technically not until 10:21pm tonight, as my Mama likes to remind me.

But, today is my 40th birthday.
And I'm having a blast!

30 kicked my ass.  I've mentioned that here before.  It was a very hard time in my life, and turning 30 in the middle of it was like kicking me while I was down.  And then punching me.  And then setting me on fire.

But 40?  Piece of cake.  (literally, my mom is making me a pineapple upside down cake.  Yum!)

I think it's primarily because I am happier now.  And as most of you know, it's NOT because my life is perfect.  There are, without a doubt, things I would love to change about my life.
But happiness does not mean your life is perfect.

This is what happiness is to me -


And by accepting, I personally do not mean accepting that things will be the way they are now, forever.  What I mean is accepting things as they are NOW, and working hard to change the things that I want changed.

I am an innately happy person, and I am grateful for the things that I have, instead of always lamenting over the things that I want and DO NOT have.  That's just me.

And that will be me, whether I am 30, 40, 80, etc.....

But right now, I am FORTY.  And I am ROCKIN' 40!

Happy Mother's Day to all of my Mamasita friends!! xoxo


Diane said...

Welcome to 40! I turned 42 last month and I definitely feel a whole lot younger than I ever thought I would at 40 plus. And that's a good thing. ;)

Happy Birthday and Happy Mother's day! :)

Amy said...

You spring chicken you! ;)

I'm almost 50.

Happy Happy Birthday, my friend!

Love ya!

Angie said...

What a fantastic view of turning 40 you have. Each day is definitely a blessing. Hope your birthday is wonderful. Enjoy your cake, I love Pineapple Upside Down :)

ChiTown Girl said...

Happy, happy Birthday, my sweet friend!

Happy Mother's Day, as well.

40 looks stunning on you! =)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

40 looks good on you :)
Happy Birthday...Happy Mother's Day!

Aleta said...

You look beautiful! Happy Birthday!! And that cake sounds yummy :)

Happy Mother's Day

Kimberly said...

Yes you are and yes you will...
But eat the damn cake first. Cake always comes first.
Happy Birthday you saucy minx xoxo

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

Happy Birthday Lady! I hope to be as happy as you when I turn 40 in a few years... I'm working on it! Since I was three weeks divorced on my 30th birthday, I seem to be following in your footsteps! :-)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Birthday sweet friend! You are beautiful! And I hope you celebrate ALL week long! HAVE FUN!