She doesn't care what you think."
A woman over 40 will never wake you in the middle of the night to ask, "What are you thinking?"
She doesn't care what you think.
If a woman over 40 doesn't want to watch the game, she doesn't sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do. And, it's usually something more interesting.
A woman over 40 knows herself well enough to be assured in who she is, what she is, what she wants and from whom. Few women past the age of 40 give a hoot what you might think about her or what she's doing.
Women over 40 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won't hesitate to shoot you, if they think they can get away with it.
Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it's like to be unappreciated.
A woman over 40 has the self-assurance to introduce you to her women friends. A younger woman with a man will often ignore even her best friend because she doesn't trust the guy with other women. Women over 40 couldn't care less if you're attracted to her friends because she knows her friends won't betray her.
Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over 40. They always know.
A woman over 40 looks good wearing bright red lipstick. This is not true of younger women.
Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 40 is far sexier than her younger counterpart.
Older women are forthright and honest. They'll tell you right off if you are a jerk if you are acting like one! You don't ever have to wonder where you stand with her.
Yes, we praise women over 40 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it's not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed hot woman of 40+, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year-old waitress.
Ladies, I apologize.
So many of my girlfriends say that their 40’s have been the best years of their lives, and I’m beginning to see why. With age and experience, we women grow into our own sense of self. While most of my mature female friends are strong and confident in this modern society that idolizes youth, many 40+ men act as irresponsible as teenagers, especially here in Asia.
I admire women like Eleanor Roosevelt, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keefe, and Gertrude Stein whose strength and determination allowed them focus on their art and mission. These great women influenced the world of art, politics, literature, and philosophy, and were deeply affected by powerful men and women. Kahlo had her Diego. O'Keefe had her Stieglitz. Eleanor had her Theo, and Stein had her Picasso and Toklas.
I’m approaching the day when I pass from one decade into the next. All I can say is: I feel on top of the world. I have so much to do in this second half of my life.
"I am writing for myself and strangers. This is the only way that I can do it..." - Gertrude Stein
“There have been two great accidents in my life. One was the trolley, and the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst.” - Frida Kahlo
"I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best." -Frida Kahlo
"To create one's world in any of the arts takes courage." - Georgia O'Keefe