Monday, October 20, 2003


congratulations to helen and tobias!! (they got married this weekend in memphis). it was the first wedding i've been to that wasn't bohra, and it was a really fun experience. it helped that i met some of the nicest people ever- everyone was ultra-hospitable and i felt really comfortable the entire time, even though the only person i went in there knowing was helen...

so thanks, everyone...

i hadn't met tobias before this weekend, but he is the kind of warm, engaging person who you can't help but adore on first meeting. stress levels were a bit high the day before the wedding, but i've never seen anyone handle it the way he did- his reaction to being snapped at was no different than his reaction to a smile; he always smiles back. he seems to have an endless store of patience. how is he able to grin in any situation? it amazes me. i watched him this weekend, trying to learn the secret, trying to memorize something of his attitude- next time i find myself complicating a simple situation, perhaps i can call upon that.

i know it's obvious that we learn something from everyone we meet, but rarely is it such a fundamental lesson. it was nice to be reminded in such an agreeable way that i have a lot to learn.


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