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Sometimes Life Surprises You

Yesterday was my 36th birthday. It was a birthday I had long been avoiding. It was, to me in a way, over the hill. I was in my “upper” thirties and still not settled down. I had no boyfriend or husband to speak of. I am living in the basement of a house. I am very poor. You know, life sucks.

But a few unexpected things happened yesterday which may change my life forever. BAM! Just like that. Suddenly being 36 wasn’t so bad.

I had a lovely evening dining with my family outside at a local restaurant. Then back at my parents there were wonderful presents and a delicious strawberry, banana cream pie.

My point – sometimes you can wake up with the worst attitude or just feel like you can’t face the day, but you can and sometimes life may surprise you.

Sometimes Life Surprises You

Elaina J. Martin

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Martin, E. (2017). Sometimes Life Surprises You. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 17, 2019, from


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