49 Thoughts on Turning 49

49 thoughts for 49 years
49 thoughts on 49 years

It is time to mark another year of existing on this planet and a trip around the sun. (Song at the bottom) I am excited to have made it this far and am encouraged and looking forward to the adventures that the next year is going to bring. Each year in retrospect, I am always kind of stunned by the number of people that have entered my life and affected me in a positive, powerful way. Some who don’t even realize it. Here are my top 49 thoughts on my 49th year.

  • It is great to still be here!
  • Conversations with people are some of the most important moments in life.

  • I wonder why the world hates the New England Patriots, whom  I love so dearly.

  • People are kind and giving for the most part and it is beautiful to watch.

  • You can’t hurry love, it just has to wait.

  • Old friends are the best ones because there is no bullshitting each other.

  • People criticize others only about weakness or fears that they possess themselves.

  • Love is my religion

  • The world through nature is all connected, if you look at the sky from anywhere on the planet and breathe deeply, you can find peace within.

  • Gratitude for all that you have brings peace and happiness to your life.

  • Gossip is the lowest form of communication.

  • My life this year has been sponsored by Panera Bread and Planet Fitness

  • I learn something new each and every day

  • I can like you and not like your opinions

  • I want to know who put the old guy in the mirror

  • Working out and taking care of ourselves physically is vital to happiness.

  • Kindness counts and is a choice

  • Attitude is everything

  • The right question can totally change your life

  • People will astound you

  • Everybody has unique value

  • I am not 21 years old anymore

  • Even when you do things right, pain can be the result.

  • Consciousness is not something you achieve, it is a constant evolution of expanding, phenomenal possibilities.

  • People can only criticize those weaknesses they see in themselves, otherwise, they don’t notice them

  • Enjoy all people in your life. If they are not enjoyable, get them out of your life

  • Life is too short to waste time not being exactly who you are.

  • Our thoughts lead to words. Our words lead to feelings. Our feelings lead to actions. It all starts with thoughts.

  • Curiosity is a good thing.

  • Forgiveness is vital to being happy. You can never be happy if you carry a grudge against someone else or yourself.

  • Worry is wasting today’s energy on something that may never happen. Worry has no power to stop it.

  • What would life look like if people weren’t afraid?

  • Pain or pleasure- all decisions in life are made based on this ratio. Does the pleasure of doing something outweigh the pain of not doing it?

  • Whatever you focus on in life increases.

  •  There is a difference between being interested in something and being committed to it.

  • The obstacles in life generally teach you how to hurdle well.

  • The subconscious mind really runs the show of life. Make sure it is running a good one.

  • All people have an energy and the frequency of that energy reflects the beliefs of that person.

  • Actions will destroy fear, always. Take big, bold, powerful action.

  • Magic does happen when you believe in the results.

  • Our past is prolog to the story our lives we write right now.

  • Nothing in life should be taken personally.

  • We all have a personal legend and we write that every day.

  • Do your best each day to be your best, nothing more can be expected.

  • Be honest, clear and impeccable with your words, misunderstandings and false expectations are completely eliminated.

  • You can’t assume anything about someone else, their actions or thoughts so ask.

  • Thinking about something and doing it are two very different things! Take Action!

  • If you don’t like the situation you are in, then change it, accept it or leave it.

  • Being yourself completely should be the focus of life, if you never let anyone see who you really are, how can you attract people you need and who need you?

There it is for this year, 49 thoughts on turning 49. I remember when I thought 25 was ancient, now I don’t think I am all that old. Life is a fleeting journey whose ending is already known. It is the actions we take and the lives we affect in a positive way along the way that matter. I look forward to the next trip around the sun.

36 thoughts on “49 Thoughts on Turning 49”

  1. Nice post! I found you through Opinionated Man. Although I’m not 49, it’s great to see you reflecting on your experiences so far in life. And happy birthday!

    1. Opinionated Man, you are definitely awesome. I got many visits from your website, thank you so much. I am very grateful. Thank you very much!

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  3. “It is the actions we take and the lives we affect in a positive way along the way that matter.” Very, very true. And so well stated. The whole write was open and inviting – nicely done. Just be careful … the trips around the sun I swear start exponentially increase in speed after 50. Start getting dizzy from goin’ round and round … 🙂

  4. Nice accumulation of thoughts ~ but then being an August child what else can we expect! 😀 Cheers to the next 49 and just think in a nice round 20 years you shall be 69! Hooray!

    1. Thank you very much! I am looking forward to the next 49 as well. They should be as e some. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

    1. Thank you Janice for the birthday wishes. I am self hosting my site and there is no easy way that I have found to add a repost button to the website. So I do the best I can. I started this website a long time ago before I was sure what WordPress really was. 🙂 Then I just kept adding to it and here I am today!! Writing what I have to say and hoping someone will read it and understand. 🙂 Great to meet you and I look forward to seeing what happens next.

    1. Thank you for the wishes Kunal I appreciate it. I know what you mean, but I am pretty fortunate, the body and the mind aren’t too old! 🙂 I look forward to the next decade of adventure and experience.

  5. Happy Birthday! (wordpress lost my other birthday greeting to you) I enjoyed your thoughts on the things you have learned and I appreciate I have met you in what is my 50th journey. (My 49th I spent doing things I had not done before. You know, trying pistachios, catching a halibut, tasting my first onion ring, getting a tattoo…) Thank you for what you share and your thoughtfulness.

    1. Thank you Kris, I appreciate the wishes. It was a good day, but really, most of my days are pretty good. 🙂 Sounds like you have been expanding your experience quite a bit. Thank you for your support! I hope today is a great one!

  6. Congratulations for having made in so far. I am sure you agree life only gets better with age. A few retired people I have spoken to have said middle age is the best time of your life.

    At this point you are not young and inexperienced and not old and the problems this creates such as physical limitations. So its best to enjoy this fruitful time of your life and be merry and whatever else you like to do.
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