Today begins the “60 days to 60 Years” Birthday Project. I will turn sixty on February 10 and to celebrate being alive for this big event I am planning 59 deliberate acts of kindness for the next 59 days. The 60th day will be my birthday and I plan to spend the entire day doing acts of kindness.

Last year, just three days after my 59th birthday I had a biopsy. A month later, following a thyroidectomy, I was diagnosed with follicular thyroiditis and large diffuse b cell lymphoma. I am so grateful for the out standing medical I have received this year and for the love and support of my family and friends. I am so blessed to be alive, hence “The Birthday Project- 60 days to 60 years.”

Since I am driving to College Station today, I am sending off some checks for charitable contributions and I’ll be on the lookout for some spontaneous things to do. Thinking about this project has kept me in the spirit of doing good things ever since I decided to do it.