Sunday, March 13, 2011

Conflicting Emotions

Watching the news coverage about Japan has me feeling extremely sad for all the hurt and anguish the earthquakes and tsunami have brought upon the people of Japan.

The fighting for democracy in Libya, Yemen, and other countries causes me to feel proud for the people who are wanting a change in their lives. However, their being crushed by the politicians causes great sadness in me. Why do people have to die?

All the events that are going on in the world brings one's own life into perspective: Where as the other day I was frustrated because I have to get up early in order to get a ride to school/work, I now give thanks that I have that ride to work because it saves me the hassle of having to commute by bus...

My life is good! I have a husband I can be myself with, one that appreciates my sense of humour and doesn't mind my unwinding by silliness. I have a wonderful and caring mother, one who has always wanted the best for me and who strived to help me when I needed it. I had a good father, with faults as we all have, who loved his children very much. I have a brother and a sister who, although not as close as my mom would like us to be, do talk to one another fairly often and have not distanced ourselves from one another. We are always there for each other when in times of stress...
I have a job I truly enjoy. I enjoy researching topics and spending time finding new resources for the subjects I teach. I love walking into the classrooms knowing that the majority of the children look forward to having me in their classroom and, even better, knowing that most of them enjoy what I am teaching them. The good working relationships I have with fellow teachers is something that is also very important in my being content.

I wish the happiness I have to all - to my colleagues, my friends, my family, the yayas, as well as to I do not know. May you all find some happiness in your lives...

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