Gallery of Inspiring Phrases to Celebrate Turning 50

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Turning 50 is a milestone birthday. Use these phrases about turning 50 to help new quinquagenarians celebrate achieving a milestone and ushering in a new phase of life.

50 Is a New Stage of Life

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This saying encourages people entering their 50s to use their years of experience and gained wisdom to ignite a passion for living an empowered and joyful second half of their life. It reminds them that 50 is just the beginning of the next stage of life.

Look Great at Any Age

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One difficult thing older adults hear is, "You look great for your age." And while it may be true, the best thing to tell someone about their looks at any age is, "You look great!" By the time you've turned 50, you've earned every gray hair and laugh line on your face, and those signs of experience are beautiful.

Celebrate 50 With Humor

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Antiques are usually 100 years or older; vintage items originated in earlier decades but haven't yet been around long enough to be considered antique. This humorous phrase is a reminder that vintage is beautiful, no matter which decade it originated.

Discover What's Important

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One perk that comes with having spent 50 years on the planet is wisdom accumulated from life experience. Many 50-year-olds have discovered what's important and have also learned to let go of small, insignificant things annoyances.

Enter Your Golden Years

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People who have turned 50 are considered in their golden years when life takes on a flow and ease it lacked in earlier decades. Beneath that gold, however, is often a core of strength and power gleaned from life experience.

Get to Know Yourself

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Part of the wisdom of turning 50 comes from truly knowing who you are and what you want in life. It's a beautiful place to be in life, knowing yourself as well as you do.

Take Opportunities to Grow

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Regardless of your age, life always offers opportunities to grow. So while 50 comes with wisdom, don't stop learning and growing just because of a number. Every day is a fresh opportunity for growth.

Wear 50 as a Badge

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By the time you've turned 50, you've done a lot of living, and you have many more years ahead of you. Be proud of how far you've come in your life.

Inhabit Your Life

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For many people, 50 offers a new sense of freedom of not worrying what others think. This, in turn, allows you to live your life in ways you would never have dreamed possible when you were in your 20s or 30s.

Explore Your Creativity

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For some, 50 and beyond begins a new period of creativity. Explore your creativity by taking up a new hobby, such as learning to paint, writing, or sculpting.

Highlight Decades of Career Experience

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By the time you're in your 50s, your work resume is well-rounded. Keep yours up to date to reflect your work and life experience that can benefit employers.

Get Out and Explore

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The great thing about life is there are always new things to discover and explore. Don't let 50 hold you back. Instead, use it to propel you forward to discover new, exciting things.

Become a Frequent Flier

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Every birthday signifies another trip around the sun, and 50 is a lot of trips. This phrase is a way to acknowledge 50 years on the planet with some gentle humor.

Discover a New State of Mind

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How you experience 50 depends largely on your mindset. It's up to you to decide whether you're entering the end years of your life or you're beginning a new, exciting stage.

Collect Wisdom and Experience


Fifty years is a good amount of time to collect wisdom and experience in your life. Turning 50 gives you the opportunity to use that experience even as you collect more.

Earn 50

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Regardless of where your life has carried you, chances are by the time you've turned 50 you've gleaned experience, laughed a lot, and loved deeply. Celebrate where you've been and where you're going as you move forward into the next phase of your life.

Celebrate Half a Century

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Turning 50 is a time for celebration. While it may feel as if you've lost your youth, you've gained something more valuable - life experience that allows you to move forward with purpose and passion.

The Power of Turning 50

Turning 50 can be a powerful, empowering experience. These phrases about turning 50 can help create a mindset that allows you to celebrate where you've been and ignite a passion for where you're going.

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