Every year, I talk about doing something exciting for my birthday and never follow through. This year was going to be different and indeed it was, as I celebrated tonight at a local restaurant with a group of friends, some of whom I have known since I was a young child and some of whom I've only gotten to know recently.
The weather conditions outside may have been awful, but that didn't stop anyone from being there with me. One friend even traveled all the way from New Hampshire for the occasion. And although I insisted on no gifts, four of my friends with whom I graduated high school got together and decided they all wanted to take me to a Phillies game this season, so I am looking forward to that. But I was truly touched by the kindness of all of my friends, who made my 30th birthday celebration a night to remember.