Age has always been an issue for me. Once I hit 21, I stopped counting birthdays. Age has always been an arbitrary number by which to set goals. Usually goals I had/have (because, yes, I still do this though I know better) no control over. None of those goals has ever been met. So, age is touchy with me. In my head, I know age is just a number, but it's never been just that to me. To me, it's always been one more goal that hasn't been met.
Instead of my current age, I'm going to talk about what I'm grateful for in my current state of life, because most people see that at age, right? In my current state of life, I'm grateful that I'm experienced. I'm grateful that I got to know what it was like to live alone, with others, and then live with kids. I'm grateful that I'm at a point in my life where I can look at those younger than me and remember what it was like, but be glad I'm no longer there. I'm grateful for the wisdom that I have gained throughout my experiences. I am grateful I know who I am and not change the root of myself to make others happy.
For my exact age, I am grateful that I have lived to see one more year. I am grateful that I have had nearly 20 years of my life with my husband. And I'm grateful I still have a couple years to wrap my head around 40 before that actually happens.