Saturday, February 21, 2015

Dear Sister, 40 is a Blind Date

7 days...

Dear Sister,

In just seven short days, you will turn 40. It comes so quickly. Although you have lived a lot of life, it will sometimes seem as if the years flew by in the blink of an eye. 40 arrives out of, seemingly nowhere.

It's truly not a surprise. You knew it was coming. We all knew it was coming. But when it shows up, it is not wearing the clothes we thought it would. It doesn't look like we have imagined it would for so long. It doesn't sound like 40 is supposed to sound or feel like 40 is supposed to feel or taste like 40 is supposed to taste. But it is 40.

The thing about 40, too, is that nobody else can tell you exactly what you'll discover when it arrives. It's like going on a blind date with a guy you met online. You have seen pictures. You have read descriptions. You may have even gotten your hands on some testimonials that say, "He is a really great guy!" But then you get to the restaurant and the hostess points to a table where your date is waiting and you are... surprised.

Unlike a blind date, however, I think I can guarantee you that 40 is going to turn out just fine. The surprise will be a good one and not an "OH MY GOD... he looks nothing like his pictures which were clearly from 20 years ago" kind of surprise.

So get ready. 40 is lurking right around the corner, waiting to burst into your life. In just seven more days...



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