julie boyer, the grateful entrepreneur, this is 40It’s the morning of my 40th birthday. I am filled with love, joy and gratitude. I am grateful to be alive! I am blessed with an amazing tribe of grateful people across the globe. My thirties were great, and my forties are going to be even more spectacular.

Gratitude Tip: Age is just a number. And it’s worth celebrating every single year! There is something very magical about crossing into a new decade. Our lives tend to shift as we enter our next decade, whether it’s intentional or not. Embrace whatever decade you are currently in and give thanks that you’ve been given another day, week, month, year and decade to make a difference here on Earth.

This may sound strange, but I have been really looking forward to being 40. Ever since I almost lost my life to a life-threatening bacterial infection just over a year ago, my perspective has changed. I truly value every day that I’ve been given and ‘making it’ to 40 is really really amazing. As my husband put it, the first 40 years were great, and together we’re going to make the next 40 spectacular!

Today probably isn’t your birthday (Unless you’re Sandra, Conn, Lisa, Lise, Julie or Monica) but find a reason to celebrate anyhow! Every day there is something to celebrate! Even if you’re going through a difficult time – I encourage you to find something fun to celebrate today. Turn on some music and dance like no one is watching. You deserve it!!

In honour of my 40th birthday, today is the first day #40daysofgratitude a simply, daily challenge, where all you do is post a photo (or a phrase) on Instagram or Facebook and tell us what you’re grateful for today. All of the details can be found here. Are you in? I’m excited to see so many of you who are IN and sharing it with others!!! We are going to start an amazing gratitude wave this month. Thank you thank you thank you!!!!

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