My mom and Roger (in their 60's) last summer.
"Your 20's are so fun! Everything is an adventure. All those healthy juices are flowing. You're young, you have energy and a zillion ideas and you get to have babies. "
I looked forward to my 30's because she said things like this:
"The most beautiful women in the world are 30 . . . great, high, cheek bones, no middle age spread yet, and in your 30's, you're smart"
I'm going to be 40 next July and it sounds great to me because she said things like this:
"I like being 40. There's a confidence that comes in your 40's that you just don't have when you're younger. You know what you want and what is important. You feel comfortable in your own skin."
I was at a Relief Society dinner awhile back when a woman at our table confided in us, with very real panic in her voice, that she was almost 40. She cried as she explained everything she was doing to stave off her birthday; everything from plastic surgery to self help books to wrinkle cream. I was just heart sick for her and so thankful for my mom.