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I was born in a country where smiling is part of the daily life. We keep being happy even without many good living conditions or even when there are so many things that need to be changed. A smile has become a part of -yeah this is how I live, there are not so many things i can or dare to do about it to change it, so I smile and I make others believe that fairy tale of everything is OK!-
That is definitely one of the cases, but there are other cases when we are actually happy and just waking up to the sun shining through our windows and with those hugs and good mornings when u walk to work, when u re gonna leave your kid at school or when u re gonna fetch the bread, that is a happy morning, I'd say!
It could be that smiling is a good manner to be poilite as well. There is a big difference of a good morning and a serious or sad face than with a happy face. Same happens with a simple Hi.
I remember that when I used to work in China in Kmybaby Early Childhood Education with kids from 2 to 6 years old; no matters how bad my night had been or how sad i had woken up, as soon as I got into the classroom and I saw those rounded little faces smiling at me, I swear to u that my day turned all that grayness into pure sunshine. How many great moments, wonderful memories I have because of my experiences as a teacher in China!
The very first time I stood up in front of a class, it was so scary! I was so nervous! There was a class of 4 to 5 years old, rich kids from the town I used to live for 4 months where the only foreign face was mine. They were kids that had no real interest in English, but their parents had convinced them to learn it anyways. It was tough, but a great experience and it taught me a lot as a person and as a teacher. Do not believe that the only ones who learns are the students! So, as I said I stood up in front of the spoiled kids, who were staring at me with very pointy eyes and serious faces. I turned my back for a minute, I took a deep a breath and the next time I was face to face with them I had a happy face with a beautiful smile drawn on it!
Everything changed, the very scary environment became a friendly one and thanks to a smile from the teacher. I kind of taught them that day not only that the English teacher was not a quitter but also that a smile can change the world.
Since that day, I wake up smiling and I try to keep it that way during the whole day. In Sweden is not very common to see smiles. Everybody is so busy with their own lives and cellphones 24/7 that most of the Swedish on the streets not even bother to look up or to the sides, well of course when they are going to cross a street. When they do and I happen to be around them, they see me smiling and that seems to be kind of weird for them. Just once I have smiled to smeone and she smiled at me back. She was a baby!
A smile can be a mechanism of hiding the truth like a mask we put on our faces when we are going through difficult times; can be a sign of how happy we truly are; can be a weapon to fight nervousness; can be the believe that even though things in my life are not the best at the moment, everything will be ok ( positive thoughts). A smile can change a moment, a certain mood, a situation.
A smile can change the world!





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I believe that small things can make such a big impact in our lives. I believe in spiritual things more than material ones.
So let's get into it!
How great it is that the students say good morning and give away a smile to the teacher? but have you thought about how good can be for a student to receive that same smile and those words from a teacher?
Not everyday we have a happy one, yes, sadly crappy things happen so is important to start the day with a smile and giving and sharing love. We sometimes keep those feelings inside but why? Why not say I love you to those your heart feels that way toward them?
So in the morning right after you wake up, turn to the other side and you might find a person who loves you there and who will really like to see you smiling, so then SMILE! SAY GOOD MORNING! and if it suits you why not I LOVE YOU! That might change completely his or her day. Then go to your kids room and do the same in my case i just do it with my beloved one, I do not have any kids yet.
Anyway going back to the THREE GOOD THINGS that happen to me in a day: I can say that a smile in the morning, a hug and a kiss good morning is in my top one. Number two can be just sitting in front of my computer and study with this really interesting course.
And finally the good night kiss before going to bed.
So, I guess that if I can sum up the good things that can happen to me in a day, I guess that hugs and kisses will win the race.
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FEAR. Such a small word that can hold such a big meaning. Fear of failure, fear of getting hurt, fear of being rejected, fear of change, fear from some animals like snakes, spiders, any kind of fear. In reality we all feel fear at some point, we all let this four letters simple word control one part of our life .

Now, how can we fight that fear? How can we scare that fear away?

Oh, is another of those small words with a big meaning; FAITH!

Faith that that failure is not the end of the world, we all fall sometimes and yeah it takes courage to stand up and is easy said than done. I KNOW!

Faith that getting hurt is a natural feeling and that it will teach u to appreciate little things more.

Faith that being rejected means sometimes that some people do not deserve our attention, that is not our loss but theirs.

Faith that change can bring new and exciting things into your life.

So then why instead of having fear don't we select to have faith?!?

Never lose the faith and the hope because after the big storm, the sun will always shine!

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Holidays are over, and is so sad. I really miss waking up to teh smell of fresh and hot black Cuban coffee coming from the kitchen, going to the balcony ans stand there while the sun caresses my face. Oh the sun! And is that after a whole month in sunny Cuba with my family, firneds and my hunni, is just hard to go back to the called reality.

But then u take 3 planes, spend around 24 hours travelling and finnaly land at Arlanda. The cold starts to bother u, and that really cool wind on your face seems to be so uncomfortable. The big coats, gloves, scarves and boots. Such a different fashion in here. Although, funny enough is the fact that in Cuba when the temperature hits 11 degrees and I feel like in Swedish summer, Cubans proudly show their winter clothes. It is understandable after a long year with high temperatures and sometimes, just too much hotness well is time to take the scarf, the coat and yeah even the boots out of the closet.

Anyway as i said, back to reality and landing in the snowy weather, comes too the going back to the normal routine. I mean gym, school, taking care of the house work, etc.

From one side is actually good to be back. I do believe that i am in teh place i am supposed to be, so let's freeze!

Woke up, at a normal time and after waking up at 14.00. 15.00, 16.00; 13.38 sounds pretty good to me. I kept planning to go to the gym to do some cardio. Kept saying, after this episode, nah the next one, ah come on we can watch one more is still early. End of story I did not make it out of the apartment today.

I started feeling bad, but then i decided to focus in the positive side of the situation, that i actually woke up early today and that was very good. Instead of feeling miserable because of the fact that i did not make it to the gym, i choose to feel good because i did something good today and that is what matters. One step at the time!

... simply silver lining

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Friday, spent the whole day at home. Wait! I went to do some grocery shopping. Has it happened to u that u start filling the shopping cart and when u re gonna pay, money is not a problem, but the fact that u re by yourself and must carry ALL to your place it definitely is. Tough! I kept changing the bags, from left to the right hand and viceversa. Nada, at the end... I made it!
Had a coke, pizza, ice cream, chips,cuddling and movie kind of night.
Watched The Wolf of Wall Street. I have to say that the story is quite interesting but the amount of naked women, money and drugs. Is that reality? Are rich people like that? Is that how they really live their lives? I'm not judging, I'm just curious.
Saturday woke up in a rush, gotta leave on time to catch the traim towards T-Centralen and then the next train towards Bålsta. We made it! Everything went smoothly! We met with Ylva and Micke on the second train.
Eva picked us up in Bålsta. Did some more grocery shopping. This time we had a car to transport ourselves and the food ;)
Arrived in Ängen ;) Played in the snow! Snow balls flying all over the place! The dogs running here and there and loving it!
Had lunch. Played domino. Drank mojito. I have to say that playing domino with Swedish people is not as fun than playing domino with Cubans. I don't know if is because of the fact that Cubans, we have our own Domino's secret language. Cuban way is kind of noisy and very unquiet, sadly can't say the same about my last experience.
At last I had fun and i think that's what counts!
Sunday, back at home. Talked to my mom. She is good! Had more chips and coke. I know unhealthy, don't judge me is weekend ;)
More Criminal Minds. Stolen kisses. Cute looks. Kiss good night & bed ;)











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It is not about what u re eating or u do not is what's eating u and secretely killing u.
I haven't been under the experience of an eating disorder or wait is it anemia one of them?
The last trend now is called " Chew & spit ", which basically means that instead if actually eating, the person chews the food and spit it or purges it ALL in plastic bags and hides it in places where the family will not find it. I'm very sorry to say this & sure call me judgy but having your under bed side full of plastic vags filled with chewed and spitted/purged food is disgusting.
This and i believe that every eating disorder is trigged by some event in the persons life who is suffering from it.
I honestly don't know what has happened in the world or perhaps i haven't seen this problem before, but hey let's thank the media for that!
Let's stop caring SO much about scales, weight and calories. Let's be healthy and if u wanna lose weight then exercise! It worked for me. True some habits should change, some less sugary drinks, sweets and candies should be eaten but if that's what u want then i think u should make some effort. It is not about going to the extremes. Hell no! It is about to have some ballance and limits in your life.
Everybody, every single person is beautiful! Stop hating and bulliying! Why? Why are we gonna hurt someone because is not 100 pounds. That is just ridiculuos!
Does 70 pounds sounds healthy to u?
Let's be realistic and stop all that none sense once for all.
Damn media that shows that to be pretty u have to have your bones out and a gap in between your legs!
My advice and what i personally what i follow is a healthy life style. It doesn't mean i eat just veggies with meat. Again hell no! I eat everything in moderation and on weekends at my place u will always find a bottle of coke that will be finished by Sunday night (most of the times)
I am a happy curvy woman who works out and loves and enjoys those curves that shown very sexy when i wear jeans, a skirt or a dress...
Right now is time for gym so See Ya!!!

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So much has happened in this last month.
First it began with the tiring and long hours of moving. We left our really nice apartment, well we had to leave it. We moved to a small apartment. It has everything in one place, im talking about a living room-kitchen-bedroom and the a closet and s bathroom with a bathtub( the best part of it) Anyways i call it the box with the bathtub!
So we moved!
We celebrated my hunni's 24 bday a day after that in a Greek restaurant having dinner with the in-laws. Great times!
We went shopping for our trip. Hunni finally purshased the Go Pro, a personal achievement! We had dinner in a jungle called Amazon and finally we watched Catching Fire. Kind of a dissapointment sadly!
Today i received the sad news that my auntie Blanca has passed away. She had been very sick for quite a long time. Somehow she is finally resting in Peace in God's Glory!
Tomorrow night we will be leaving to Cuba. 3 airplanes, 3 different countries and everything in less than 24 hours. First will be Germany, Munich to be exact. Then Canada, Toronto and the final destination Havana, Cuba!
I have to admit im nervous and scared. Everybody says im silly but i am not a big fan of planes or flying. I can not stop thinking about is gonna crash or something will happen. Blame Final Destination 1.
I just wish i can hug my mom and be with my family after almost 7 years! God please help me! Protect us and our planes! Let us be safe and land in Cuba!
Yeah, i believe that will be all...
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Well it's Saturday 1.23 am & I'm dying of thirst. Yeah, I can not drink or eat or anything in a while because of my Collera thingy. As I am travelling to Cuba soon it was recommended by all my family in Cuba.
So before and after one hour no eating or drinking at all. Damn I do not drink that much water but now I miss it, ironic life.
Anyway this place is full of boxes & all the drawers are empty. It feels kind of sad to see this place like this because it means that is time for farewells. I am gonna miss it so much. So many memories were made in a year; sad but happy also. Oh well that's life full of ups & downs, smiles & tears, sunshines & storms, dark & bright.
So, everything is almost packed & I'm excited for start my new journey in that small apartment that I call the *box with a bathtub*


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Everyday we have something to be thankful for!!! Today I'm thankful for my beautiful family who I miss dearly everyday; for my friends those I have met in person and those who I haven't but that put a smile on my lips when I see some post from them; to my Swedish family here who has treated me like one of their own; I want to say thanks to my amazing boyfriend for all his unconditional love throughout this time we have been together; I just want to say thanks to all the people I have met in my lifs, some has stayed and some has left, but not without leaving life lessons and therefor more experience... THANKS!!!

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I have moved several times in my life but this time is hitting rock bottom. It is always unpleasant for me with all the packing, making sure nothing is forgotten behind, bringing just the necessary stuffs if the new place is furnished or semi-furnished.
Oh so many things to do, and this is just the starting point.
It takes a lot of effort/energy to drag myself to start packing. It's like i plan everything in my head; how many boxes i need, which items go in which box and so on. But from thinking to the actual starting point it takes a while.
So then after a lot of thinking i have decided to start on Monday. Fresh new week and with a few days left till the awaited event *the moving*
Now i have my luggages in my apartment ready to be filled and some boxes as well.
The decission is being made on Monday I will start packing!!!

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