40 for 40

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I follow a lady online, named Kristina Kusmic. She drops some serious truths, she puts real life out there with all it’s bumps and bruises, but she’s also a lot of fun.

Recently, she shared some of the celebrations of her own 40th birthday – and I’m taking some cues from her. One of her video series was #40for40 – 40 acts of kindness, one for each day leading up to her 40th birthday!

This sounds like a fantastic idea, and I’m going to give it a try!

I also want to be kind to myself, too, so I’m going to see if I can stretch it to 40 acts of kindness for someone else, and 40 acts for me!

It sounds good, in theory, but let’s see if I can actually make it happen.

Today is day one!

I’ve started by pulling out that box of greeting cards. Maybe you have one, too. That box full of cards that were “buy 2, get 1 free,” but you only needed two, so the third one was a “just saying hi,” or random flowers or whatever. That box full of cards when you got ambitious, and thought to yourself that you would start being that thoughtful person who sends random cards. Today, I’m going to mail them. All of them.

For myself? Y’all, I’ve been swimming. I’m taking the Master Swim class offered by my kids’ swim coach. And today, I dragged my lazy butt back to the pool for swim class, again. I am not much of a swimmer, but you know what? I think it’s working. I’ve lost about 5 pounds, but the best part was when we went to the water park last week. And let me tell you – it’s not a terribly busy waterpark, but it’s a lot of fun (shout out to Summer Fun). Becaue it’s not usually crowded, you have to get to walk right up the stairs to the slide, without even having to wait! It means a lot of stairs, really quickly. Last year, the lifeguard looked at me like she was a little worried. But no worried looks this year! So, for myself, I kept swimming.

I think that’s a pretty good start.

40, here I come!

“The best part about getting older is that I know who I am, I know what I stand for, and I don’t expect to be everyone’s cup of tea. I would never trade that for a younger body. My mind and my heart are in better shape than ever.”  – Kristina Kuzmic

 

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