Life Begins at 40

@rakski (2585)
Philippines
March 15, 2016 3:43pm CST
They say life begins at 40. I say how come. What is the difference when we are still 30, 40 or 50? One thing for sure that changes is the physical aspect in our life and the number that adds every year. Physically, our body and health changes. Some say you get a lot of diseases or disorders when you get 40. Well, it is for me to find out if this are all true. Because today I turn 40! Do you celebrate it big or small? Some of my friends celebrate it big like it is a milestone or something but I prefer celebrating is simply with my family. Happy birthday to me @40!!!
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• Lakewood, Colorado
15 Mar 16
It is great to see another birthday friend. I hope all is well for you there and you have a little bit of celebration. Yes each decade brings its own challenges and rewards. Stay healthy is the main goal.
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@rakski (2585)
• Philippines
15 Mar 16
thank you so much. I guess are right, every decade has its own challenges and rewards.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
15 Mar 16
@rakski Welcome a very happy bday to you friend.
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@rakski (2585)
• Philippines
15 Mar 16
@TiarasOceanView thank you thank you so much.
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@garymarsh6 (12100)
• United Kingdom
15 Mar 16
Happy Birthday to you. Wait till you reach fifty then you will know about health matters. Don't dwell on it though live your life as if it is your last day!
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@rakski (2585)
• Philippines
15 Mar 16
oh, so at 50 there will be more health issues??? whew. But you are right, live everyday as if it your last. Thank you so much for the greeting!
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@louievill (16254)
• Philippines
15 Mar 16
Happy birthday! Just stay healthy no matter what age.
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@rakski (2585)
• Philippines
15 Mar 16
thank you. you are right, no matter what age you have as long as you are healthy.
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@ridingbet (36543)
• Philippines
16 Mar 16
happy belated birthday to you. so if life begins at 40, then I am 16 years old now.
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@rakski (2585)
• Philippines
17 Mar 16
thanks. wow, your picture does not look like it.
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@ridingbet (36543)
• Philippines
18 Mar 16
@rakski I am actually 56, but because you said that life begins at 40, then 56 minus 40 is 16, so I am sweet 16.
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@rakski (2585)
• Philippines
18 Mar 16
@ridingbet oh yes, I computed it. lol but your age does look like you.
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• United States
15 Mar 16
If life begins at forty, then you have wasted your life up until that point. If you are not living your life every single day, then it is a wasted gift.
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@rakski (2585)
• Philippines
15 Mar 16
this is a saying that life begins at forty. but you are very true, you should begin to live life as precious as can be so you do not waste time and your life as well.
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• United States
16 Mar 16
@rakski Yes, I have heard the saying. I think that people started using it, because many tend to value youth but think you lose that value as you age. Forty is far from old, and I think it is a way of remind people of that fact.
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@rakski (2585)
• Philippines
18 Mar 16
@purplealabaster oh you are ery much right indeed, it is very far from old. At this point in time, we should go with the flow of the generations today with the changes in technology and all.....
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@Asylum (46834)
• Manchester, England
15 Mar 16
Happy Birthday young lady. I wish that I was only 40 years old again.
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@rakski (2585)
• Philippines
15 Mar 16
thank you so much, you make me feel so very young. and I hope I did not make you feel otherwise. But I am having fun and a lot of learning interacting with all of you no matter what the age says....
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@Asylum (46834)
• Manchester, England
15 Mar 16
@rakski That is no problem because I am old, so I see no point in pretending otherwise.
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@rakski (2585)
• Philippines
15 Mar 16
@Asylum that is one important thing we should always have, acceptance. A lot of people are in denial when it comes to their age. At least we live and enjoy life whatever age we have.
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@miniam (9304)
• Bern, Switzerland
16 Mar 16
To me my life ended at 30 lol.last 10 years have not been kind to me, all the downs you can have I've had. At some point i just gave up, then said to myself, if l cant defeat it, im going to learn how to live with it. That opened doors to a new me,l accept things as they are, l do not try to fight what l can't win and since then,l might not be well but im more accepting and this gives me energy. life begins at 30
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@rakski (2585)
• Philippines
16 Mar 16
wow, good for you, you learn to accept things as they are though difficult. I am glad to know you were able to go through those tough times. I think that there will always be tough and tougher times in our lives. It is relies on the way we see our lives and the challenges that comes along with it
@miniam (9304)
• Bern, Switzerland
16 Mar 16
@rakski Thanks,l did not have a choice really, if l kept concentrating on feeling sorry for myself, it could have only destroyed me. Taking the path l took, l appreciate the good days,accept the bad and hope for a better day next or the day after
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@rakski (2585)
• Philippines
16 Mar 16
@miniam good for you that you have accepted yourself and what has fate brought you. It is wise that you go with the flow and not against it. you are right, some days, it may be good and some bad but at the end of the day, what matters most is how you deal with it.
@LadyDuck (118731)
• Switzerland
16 Mar 16
happy Birthday to you, I am trying to remember how I celebrated my 40, but I cannot remember. I think it has been a small celebration with my family.
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@rakski (2585)
• Philippines
16 Mar 16
yes, I also had a small celebration last night with my and my kids. The highlight would be me and hubby had lunch together in a small diner before picking up the kids from school.
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@LadyDuck (118731)
• Switzerland
17 Mar 16
@rakski Most of the time we celebrate with a dinner together, we are only the two of us.
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@rakski (2585)
• Philippines
17 Mar 16
@LadyDuck for us now, it is lunch. lol
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@birjudanak (7166)
• India
30 Mar 16
sorry be lated happy birthday( maligyan karvan) age doesnt effect on life but your efforts and your self believeness effect as how you mantely strong so just live life as natural and dont look at age,,,,
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@rakski (2585)
• Philippines
30 Mar 16
Yes, I try to live my life to the fullest everyday not because of my age. Lol. Thanks for the greetings!!!
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• India
30 Mar 16
@rakski welang anuman
@JESSY3236 (4901)
• United States
17 Mar 16
Happy late birthday!! My fiance turned 40 too this year. I have 4 more years to reach 40. I was asking my best-friend why can we go backwards.
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@rakski (2585)
• Philippines
17 Mar 16
thank you. if we go backwards, we will not have met our other half?!?
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@JESSY3236 (4901)
• United States
18 Mar 16
@rakski true. Or we would met them again. lol
@wiLLmaH (8167)
• Singapore, Singapore
17 Mar 16
Belated 40th birthday to you.
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@rakski (2585)
• Philippines
17 Mar 16
wow, that is so nice but apparently, I cannot chill yet my kids are still young... thank you
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@wiLLmaH (8167)
• Singapore, Singapore
17 Mar 16
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@SIMPLYD (74910)
• Philippines
16 Mar 16
Happy 40th birthday to you ! We should always celebrate our birthdays because we are giving thanks to God for letting us receive that age . Though , it doesn't necessarily in a costly way . A simple one will do . As to saying life begins at 40 it is really a wonderment to me as to why is that so ?
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@rakski (2585)
• Philippines
16 Mar 16
oh I do celebrate but I prefer to make it simple and true, not costly with my family and go to church later. thank you for your greetings.
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@SIMPLYD (74910)
• Philippines
16 Mar 16
@rakski Yes, a simple one will do, as long as the family celebrates it together . And going to church will indeed be appropriate .
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• United States
15 Mar 16
Oh good then in reality I am almost just 10 years old !
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@rakski (2585)
• Philippines
17 Mar 16
thanks. yup, so I am newly born?!?
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• United States
17 Mar 16
@rakski I guess so but we can enjoy life at any age, right ? Have a great day dear one
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@sjvg1976 (13972)
• Delhi, India
23 Mar 16
Belated happy birthday That's for sure our life changes when we enter in our fourties as our body prone to more disease as our immune system gets weak.
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@rakski (2585)
• Philippines
23 Mar 16
oh yes, that's what they say.
@gudheart (12804)
17 Mar 16
Happy Birthday :D You are right life starts at 40 :D
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@rakski (2585)
• Philippines
17 Mar 16
thank you. I will have to experience that if is true for me. lol
@salonga (27969)
• Philippines
17 Mar 16
Happy 40th birthday to you! Celebrating with the family is the sweetest way to celebrate you special day. Enjoy and be blessed.
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@rakski (2585)
• Philippines
17 Mar 16
thank you so much.
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• Canada
17 Mar 16
Turning 40 can feel like a new lease on life in some ways. You are truly a grown-up now. Health issues don't really creep up yet for most people. Many people feel a little freer because their kids are grown or almost grown. Happy 40th Birthday to you!
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@rakski (2585)
• Philippines
17 Mar 16
thank you for the greetings. I do not have that much freedom yet since my kids are still small. For now, I do not have issues in health and I am hoping and trying my best to lose weight so I can be more healthier
@dodo19 (27759)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
16 Mar 16
Happy birthday to you! I don't generally do a whole lot for my birthday. So long as I can spend it with family and I can have a little cake, I'm happy.
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@rakski (2585)
• Philippines
16 Mar 16
oh, we have the same perspective. a small cake to blow which my in turn my kids blow. lol. but somehow, I am a little pressured with some friends from childhood which are expecting me to treat them.
@Macarrosel (7640)
• Philippines
16 Mar 16
Belated happy birthday. Just enjoy life at 40.
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@rakski (2585)
• Philippines
16 Mar 16
thank you. I think I will enjoy the days ahead.
@ida123 (6284)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
16 Mar 16
Happy 40th birthday friend, I miss the big celebration yesterday. I wish you good health, more blessings and many more birthdays to come and I hope your age will be double or triple, ha, ha.
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@rakski (2585)
• Philippines
16 Mar 16
thank you very much for the greeting.