When you are able to see beyond:
– a call at 12 AM from your childhood friend to be the first to wish you (inspite of knowing he has very bleak chances)
– your otherwise Orthodox mom breaks her prayer to give you a special hug and does a special prayer for you
– your kids leave clues in birthday cards to lead to their hand-picked gifts for you
– your WhatsApp notifications just stop from being silent
– your half of the day goes in replying to Facebook wishes
– your security guy remembers your birthday and wishes you with a big smile and a hesitant hug
– your team at work honors you in more than one way
– your frenemies dump the differences to call and wish you
…hold to that thought. Take pride in the fact that you touched these souls. The magnitude might differ but the fact remains.
Side Note: There’s a pretty strong reason why I feel I am 36 years wise (versus old), and the reason is YOU. Thanks for your love and support through the way.