WHAT'S YOUR PICK THIS WEEKEND?
A much-beloved member of Houston’s yoga and Zen community died recently and suddenly and it prompted me to reflect. Those moments usually end up with my taking electronic pen to paper and this time was no different. Here’s what I wrote; may it inspire you to enjoy each day as it if were your last:
Slow down. Take the time to tell those you love that you love them. Hug your kids. Make up. Be kind to everyone. Laugh. Go to lunch with friends. Let go of all the little piddly things that hold you back. Say what you want to say. Work less. Enjoy the moment more. Love deeply. Find your passions. Create the life you want. Count your blessings. There is no set path -- just follow your heart.
And, now, stepping away from slowing down, there are so many things going on in our fair city, my head is a-spinnin’! One big event coming up soon is the 25th Annual Houston Art Car Parade on Saturday, May 12, 1pm. My car, HUBBA HUBBA ART CAR, will be rolling along with 250 or so other entries so I’m spiffing it up to get it all ready…think bling and mermaids! The best party of the year that celebrates Art Car-ness is the Legendary Art Car Ball on Thursday, May 10, 7-11pm. How about supporting the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art (host of the Parade) by purchasing artist tickets to the Ball from me? I’ve got them for $20 each – a $10 savings off the door fee of $30. If you’d like some, contact me by reply email; I take credit card or check payments but tickets won’t be mailed until money is received. I’d love to see you there!
A new film that changed my diet to more plant-based foods, FORKS OVER KNIVES, will be screened next Wednesday, May 2 at 7pm – I HIGHLY recommend it. Speaking of health, if your child is having trouble sleeping, I recently read that UH is opening a new Sleep and Anxiety Center for Kids (SACK).
I’m still tweeting daily about “Houston Gems” – places, people, and things that make Houston great – so follow me on twitter (www.twitter.com/sarahgish) or “like” my new Facebook page for it. All my past gems are archived there so you can grab them and EXPLORE! While you’re in Facebook land, don’t forget to slide over to my GISH PICKS site to like it too. For more explorations, my website, Gish Creative, has a list of Houston area attractions so hop on there if you’re ever looking for ideas for family fun. By the way, one of my favorite gems, KPFT-FM Pacifica Radio, has a transmitter up north that was struck by lightning in our last big storm. The bill will be substantial to repair it, so if you’d like to reach into your pockets and help out this “radio for peace,” click here to donate. They’d appreciate it.
Before I let you check out this week’s PICKS, I want to point out one that’s happening TONIGHT: it’s “The Art of Baseball” and is happening at 7:30pm in the Woodlands (events start at 5:30pm). It’ll be quite a treat with Milo Hamilton, the “Voice of the Astros”! Alrighty, it’s yet another gorgeous Wednesday (how many can we have in a row?!) so get out there and GO.FIND.FUN.