Herewith, three “gifts” one 40-something would give a 20-something as their “Forty-Godmother”. What are yours?
The ability to teach people how to treat you. It’s how you treat yourself. You have to value and honor yourself or no one else is going do it.
Time and space to grow. I think you know yourself at twenty but you still need to give yourself the space to grow and change.
Focus on the solution. I think that’s one thing that happens with maturity. You start focusing on the silver lining and the solution and not on the problem and circumstances. As tough as things can get, you wake up and you’re like “new day, same s*** but today I can do this!” This is the little thing that I can do to make a difference today and that is where I’m going to focus.