Do you know what’s awesome? Going out in this great little community to celebrate the happiness of two friends and, in doing so, spending a fantastic night out with such a wide variety of acquaintances…that your head kind of spins with giddiness.
I taught a 9-hour class to my grown-up students yesterday, went home to have a quick dinner with my husband and boys, and then went back out to celebrate a great rite of passage with some friends.
While incredibly happy for them…by the end of the evening I also felt quite happy for me. In that little establishment…within a few hours time…I was lucky enough to have laughs (and some tears…because sometimes that happens) with some old friends, new friends, blog friends, hockey friends, bar friends, father’s friends, husband’s friends…and even several members of my husband’s family. Worlds collide…and I’m a lucky girl to have so many people whom I consider wonderful and special…and randomly happened to see in one evening. Ok…enough sappy.
But…in all seriousness…. Do you know what else is awesome?
People who don’t want to exclusively talk about themselves, but are eagerly and honestly looking to learn and engage to find out more about others. Random, I realize. However, true. While I love to talk and solidly lie on the extrovert side of the ball field, I am also passionate about meeting people and learning about what makes them different from everyone else…what they love….what they hope to do…and what they consider special. So…refreshing (and kind of endearing) to spend some time last night listening to someone who likes to do the same. I got such a kick out of a newish friend by listening to him chat up people (including myself) to learn more about them. Maybe I’m off the mark….maybe he’s writing a book. But I’m going to give him the benefit of the doubt and think…kudos for being a good guy who might agree that your life grows more wonderful by meeting and knowing as many diverse and interesting people as possible.
I was asked a few times last night, “So what do you write about on the blog?” and….while I’m not always sure how to answer that….today I’ll say, “I write about things that make me think or make me smile.” I did a lot of both last night.
Happy Sunday, friends.