I was recently spotlighted (April 3, 2014) by Sunrider International, whose regenerative natural herbal foods I have been eating since 1989. In case you want to know where all my energy comes from, it’s from the Sunrider foods as well as my passion for Tango.
I had a fabulous time March 13 through 17, 2014, dancing with men from all over the United States and even Canada. This was the second year that I attended this festival. In addition, Saturday night, the man who has arranged the festival for the past 8 years, named Rusty, announced at about 11:15am that he and his love were going to exchange vows, and rings, and his sister from Virginia, a minister, was going to do the ceremony. Wow! It was gorgeous! Then they did a beautiful tango dance to a gorgeous song that Rusty later told me he wrote 6 years ago for her, and he was the beautiful voice singing it. That was definitely one of the highlights of the weekend. The man I’m dancing with below was a really great dancer, and we danced together at tango classes and each night.
My Advanced ESL Class had a great time at our celebration for writing the most heart-healthy tips. The names of the students in the below picture from left to right: Chiaki, Siarhei, Chiho, Akiko, me and Ghabash. (Further explanation below).
A few of my ESL Advanced students celebrating our winning the Heart-Healthy Tips Competition on Feb. 27, 2014. See story below. From top to bottom: Chiaki, Chiho, Ghabash, Miho, MaryCarmen, Jinjing (group) and Karla in the bottom photo. Above photos taken by my student, Khoa Truong from Vietnam.
Carol’s English as a Second Language class-Feb. 22, 2014 (a few of my students were absent)-See story below
The photo above was taken on Feb. 22, 2014, 5 days before the celebration of my ESL Advanced class winning a competition. My students had two weeks to write Heart-Healthy Tips, since February is about staying healthy. We won because we had the most students write the tips, and each had their photo taken, which is presently on two bulletin boards in our Continuing Education (CE) building at Mesa College, along with the tips they wrote.
Our ESL Associated Student Body (ASB) thought of the idea, and provided a beautiful spread of healthy foods for us like food bars, tangerines, grapes, and fresh veggies. They even played a great song on the internet called, “I am the Champion,” suggested by Walid, from Syria. One of my older students, Odette, originally from Egypt, said it’s the first time she has ever won something, and was so delighted!
I was just checking my Facebook messages today when I found this lovely message. It made my Valentine’s Day sweeter than candy!
Hello, Carol !!
I am so happy to find you on Facebook through some common friends and I didn’t know that you are using Facebook. Do you remember me? Sunny from South Korea? I attended your ESL class almost for a year in 2010 and I wanted to write you a message to say thank you for your valuable class. I can’t explain how much your class was helpful to me to improve my English and to get rid of any fear of English.
Thank you so much again ! You are one of the most amazing powerful teachers in my life. Since I got back to Korea, I finished my Bachelor and started a Master degree right away. I hope I can drop by your class one day when I have a chance to get back to the states for vacation.
I hope you stay well and be always happy with your family and friends.
I recently read a newsletter by Louise Hay, author of many books including, You Can Heal Your Life, which has been translated into 29 languages and is available in 35 countries.
She wrote the perfect message for this month: ”We’re living in a transitional time.” ”It’s a wonderful feeling when you don’t have to be dependent on an outside person and know that you have within you tremendous abilities to make positive changes in your life. The only thing that you ever have any control of is your current thinking. Your current thought, the one you’re thinking now, is totally under your control. Affirm: I trust the process of life. When you do, whatever happens in your world is okay because you’re in harmony with the flow of life.”