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The Wisdom of 50 Years

A birthday thought

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Well, today's the day I wrote about last week (50 Years Already?). 

In honor of my birthday, I choose to impart wisdom gleaned from 50 years of joy, suffering, and everything in between. It all boils down to one haiku:

To be happy, you

Must always do the right thing.

But don't be a putz.

(Okay, maybe it's actually more complicated than that. But writing it made me smile)

Happy 50th birthday to me, and happy whatever birthday to anyone else. To grow older is to still grow, and it’s a privilege not everyone is lucky enough to have. I hope I always remember to remember that. And I hope I always find something to smile about.

Mindy

Mindy Greenstein, Ph.D., is a psycho-oncologist and author of The House on Crash Corner and Other Unavoidable Calamities.

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