Make the toast specific by changing the name "Jill" to your celebrant's name, switching the "she" to "he" if you are toasting a man, and personalizing the lines as suggesting in the parentheses following the text.Toast Sample:
40 used to be that "over the hill" age. Now all you hear is that "40 is fabulous"...seems like that phrase was written for Jill.Jill is a rockstar, from the way she performs at work to how her friends always seem to have a fun story about her.
(Note: If your guest of honor doesn't work, talk about the role that is most important to him or her such as "from what a great mom she is...")
My best Jill story is about when we took a car trip to Arizona in the middle of summer and the air conditioning broke.
We were on a road for miles and had nothing to drink. Then we saw this gas station and pulled over to get water.
Unfortunately, we only had credit and ATM cards and this was a "cash only" place.
Jill talked the guy into giving us food and water in exchange for a song--she actually "sang for her supper."
(Note: Personalize this story for your guest of honor. Keep it brief, fun, and respectful as opposed to something that might be embarrassing.)
You have to wonder, what is it about a person that makes them so magnetic? What's that intangible quality that draws people in or makes them fun and easy to be around?
In Jill's case, it's that she attracts people by the great energy that she gives off.
Her enthusiasm for all things is almost infectious and always sincere whether she's asking you how your day was or telling you about her favorite new restaurant.
(Note: Personalize this according to the guest of honor's favorite pastime, whether it is going to restaurants or baseball games.)
Some may say that 40 is "over the hill," and all I can picture is Jill racing up a hill with friends, stopping to help someone if they fall, laughing her head off as they all roll down the other side, and then doing it again and again just like bunch of kids.
I can never see Jill losing that child-like spirit at any age in the future.
Please raise your glasses to Jill. She is fabulous, over the hill, over the top, and we are all over the moon about her!