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Thoughts About Turning 40

Yesterday was my 40th birthday. It’s happy and kind of scary to think I’ve been on this earth for 40 years. If you look at life expectancy charts, it means I’m about half way done, although I’m sure I’ll buck the trend and be doing water aerobics at age 99. This past Friday, I was the recipient of a random act of kindness. My friend took me out to dinner for my birthday. When it was time for the check, we were told that it had been taken care of. We had no idea what had happened and after pressing the staff, we found out that another couple that we sort of know as friends of friends paid for our meal. We don’t know them well enough for them to buy our dinner or even know it was almost my birthday. The only think we can think of is that it was a Pay It Forward kindness. I walked around with a smile for the rest of the evening. I will certainly do something similar for someone else when I have the chance. One question I’ve been asked is how does it feel to turn 40? I guess it doesn’t ...

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