Saturday, October 9, 2010

OPA!

Today I explored my "inner Greek" lol Ok, so I'm not Greek at all, but just for today, I pretended I was. Being that it's festival season here in Houston, I went to the -you guessed it! Greek Festival today. I think the beautiful weather brought out every single person in the city! It was super crowded and crazy fun! I met a group of friends and we spent the entire day walking and exploring and eating gyros and drinking wine, lots and lots of wine! Good times! I also got to spend time with a friend who came in from D.C. for the weekend. It was great to see him and catch up!
Driving home (after sobering up of course! lol)tonight, I thought about all of the people who have come into my life and how some stay for a short time, some stay for long periods of time and some just keep popping in and out my life. All have taught me some sort of lesson or given me insight into myself. All have helped me grow. Even the ones that have hurt me.

To all of them I raise a glass, because if it wasn't for them, I wouldn't be the person I am today. And I'm only getting better!

Life is good!

4 comments:

Belle said...

It's true Yvonne, we can learn something from every person who comes into our lives.

Shady Del Knight said...

That's a wonderful job of reframing, Yvonne! It's easy for us to experience happiness when the good times roll. You enjoyed a fun filled day with friends this weekend and another a week ago when you busted loose and took an impromptu road trip with your mom. There is even more joy potential for you today if the Texans can go 4-1 by trouncing the Jersey Boys. (LOL) The trick is to welcome all of life's experiences, even the unpleasant ones, as an opportunity to learn and grow.

Shady Del Knight said...

I wrote: << There is even more joy potential for you today if the Texans can go 4-1 by trouncing the Jersey Boys. >>

Okay, bad example. (LOL) I suspect some industrial strength reframing was required in the locker room after the game!

Yvonne said...

ha! i didn't even watch the game but from the screams and yells and expletives coming from the living room of my sister's house, i knew it wasn't pretty!