Herewith, three “gifts” one 40-something woman would give a 20-something if she were a “Forty-Godmother”. What are yours?
Beauty common sense: don’t spend $50 on mascara. The cheap brands are fine. Don’t go blonde unless you have a lot of money to spend for the next 20+++ years of your life. And do not smoke.
Learn to appreciate time alone. It will save you months or years of heartache over being with the wrong person or hanging with toxic friends Don’t panic over staying home alone. It will give back in spades. It’s time to get to know yourself, your interests. Read, watch movies, enjoy a solo breakfast at a restaurant…do your stuff. Believe me there will come a time when you relish it …have fun!
Realize that sometimes you give and don’t get anything back, especially when it comes to family. And it’s just the way it is. If you expect something back….you will only get disappointed. Know what your limits are…and know that you may have a time when you need to get without giving.