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.