I always say that I wish I had the body of my 20's and 30's and the knowledge of my 50's. When I was in my 20's and 30's, I was so focused on raising my children and just living in general that I never really gave much thought to my purpose in life. That's a shame because I definitely would have done a few things differently. With the loss of both my parents, I've learned that I had to "grow-up" pretty fast, even though I was in my 40's when these life-changing events began to occur.
I found these interesting thoughts on women over forty from the legendary ‘60 Minutes’ commentator, Andy Rooney, who passed away in 2011. Do you agree with him?
As I grow in age, I value women who are over forty most of all. Here are just a few reasons why: A woman over forty will never wake you in the middle of the night to ask, "What are you thinking?" She doesn't care what you think.
If a woman over forty doesn't want to watch the game, she doesn't sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do. And, it's usually something more interesting.
A woman over forty knows herself well enough to be assured in who she is, what she is, what she wants and from whom. Few women past the age of forty give a hoot what you might think about her or what she's doing.
Women over forty are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won't hesitate to shoot you, if they think they can get away with it.
Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it's like to be unappreciated.
A woman over forty has the self-assurance to introduce you to her women friends. A younger woman with a man will often ignore even her best friend because she doesn't trust the guy with other women. Women over forty couldn't care less if you're attracted to her friends because she knows her friends won't betray her.
Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over forty. They always know.
A woman over forty looks good wearing bright red lipstick. This is not true of younger women. Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over forty is far sexier than her younger counterpart.
Older women are forthright and honest. They'll tell you right off if you are a jerk, if you are acting like one! You don't ever have to wonder where you stand with her.
Yes, we praise women over forty for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it's not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed hot woman of forty-plus, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some twenty-two-year-old waitress.
Ladies, I apologize.
For all those men who say, "Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free," here's an update for you. Now 80 percent of women are against marriage, why? Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire pig, just to get a little sausage.
Now remember, that was Andy Rooney speaking, not me, because I think in our society now, this doesn't apply until you're over 50.
As Mother Teresa said (and my Mom would often remind me and my siblings), "People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway."
Facebook Saying of the Week: I didn't just grow up. I was TAUGHT to speak when I enter a room. Say please and thank you, to have respect for my elders and to get up off my lazy butt and let the elder in the room have my chair. Say 'yes sir' and 'no sir', lend a helping hand to those in need. Hold the door for the person behind me, say 'excuse me' when it's needed and to love people for who they are and not for what I can get from them. I was also taught to treat people the way I want to be treated.
If you were raised this way too, all I can say is, I feel your pain.
Pet Peeve of the Week: When highway construction (example: Hwy. 35 to Francis) only does patches here and there. I understand that they have a budget to follow, but when your vehicle continuously hits rough pavement and then smooth pavement, how is that any better than just driving over gravel patches. Oh ya, I guess you don't have to avoid hitting potholes. Now it makes sense!!!!
That's just me....let me know what you think!