Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Happiness... Day 20

I know I have not written my Happiness posts in ages but honestly the work load at school has doubled in a matter of days. I had so much to do that even my break times were hijacked by students and meetings and I did not even get a chance to have a bit to eat... CRAZY! 

But I am grateful that I have a:

1. Job... I know I should not complain about the amount of work that I have to do in a day from school to children to washing the dishes and so I won't. I am actually grateful that I have a job as there are so many people who don't and are forced to beg, leave their homes to sleep in shelters, go down the road of prostitution, or even having no choice but to sell their children. So no matter how hard I must work at my current school to earn a living, I am grateful that I have one.

2. Smile... A smile from an acquaintance, friend, family member or a stranger can do wonders to my morale. As I was driving from school two days ago, I was feeling run down and exhausted. I entered the confines of my Mooban (residential village) and after a while I passed a man walking on the thin rugged sidewalk. I have no idea who the man was and had never seen him before, but he flashed me a smile that lit my heart and reminded me to calm myself and breath in the positivity behind it. 

3. Partner in life to share my thoughts, burden and chores. The other day, I was helping my husband write up his reports; two minds are better than one and also the fact that typing, recalling and thinking up sentences are three skills that should be shared. So I took over the typing as I am faster and we bounced some sentences back and forth and ideas of what to write. It felt good to help my husband out but it also  made me grateful that I had someone next to me to help in my hour of need. The next day I found that he had bought me a bouquet of roses to thank me. Smile!!!

Journal Entry

I went to a Zumba class for the very first time yesterday and it felt awesome.  Zumba is a combination of many dances together add to that some aerobic exercises.. I posted on facebook that I was going to try it and whether people had heard of it before. When they said it was work out... boy was it really!!! 

I was sweating like mad and now have two blisters on each of my big toes but it sure was worth it. My lovely Italian friend took care of all the arrangements with our beautiful Brazilian friend who was going to teach us.  I am so lucky that I have so many friends from different parts of the world... makes my life so much more interesting. 

Wow does my BB friend have the moves! I tried to keep up as much as I could and having had some Arabic and Salsa dancing as well as Aerobic lessons really helped get me used to the steps quickly... still I have a lot to learn and work on but I loved the exercise.


Jan said...

I think that Zumba dance craze is taking over the world lol. Sounds great fun though and great exercise too Lana. How lovely that you received those beautiful roses from your partner. Lovely to know how much he loves and appreciates you.

Tabouleh said...

It is so much fun Jan... I needed to get my blood pumping and it was a good opportunity for me to take up... not far away and not too long... it was great timing to put my kids to bed. I am blessed thank you.

Birdie said...

I have wanted to try Zumba but I am really, really uncoordinated. (I am OK with being uncoordinated.) It looks like an incredible workout though!

Tabouleh said...

Of course you can do it no matter how uncoordinated you are... you think I am 100% coordinated... not in the slightest... but it is fun to be around people and work out... you should go for it Birdie... really... therapeutic as well.