Your columnist's birthday this year was a turning point. All those years prior to the pandemic which triggered the lockdown last year, my birthday would commence as early as the first of May with dinners, get-togethers, parties and merriments extending way beyond my birth month.

This time however, I had a major health scare and had to stay in the hospital for a few days extending beyond my birthday. I thank God for giving me a new lease on life and I resolve to spend each day appreciating the blessings God has bestowed me with.

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