As you know from my last post ~ 40 Things I Learned While 40 ~ I am now 41 and as of Monday, so is my husband. (I love that I can say I married a younger man.) I wonder what he would list as his 40 things he learned while 40? Sounds like a good question for our next date night. Hopefully that will happen before we are both 42! Back on my birthday, while the hint of summer was still heavy in the air, we took our coffee and two chairs to the beach just down the road. There we sat, ignoring the to-do lists and pressing demands of his work, and remembered what we are really celebrating with each passing year ~ our personal relationships. Without relationships our work would be meaningless, our to-do lists pointless drudgery. We held hands and watched the birds sailing high then streaking downward in search of their own breakfast. The sun climbed before us and the still calm water gleamed in pink and silver tones. We talked about the past 20 years together.