Tag Archives: Love

Zumba Love :)

18 Feb

Zumba instructors having fun

One of the fun things of being a Zumba instructor is you never meet a stranger when you meet another instructor.  It’s cuz we are one big family and there’s lots of love to show.  We’re all so busy with life, classes, etc that we usually don’t get time to just interact, converse, have fun, and get to know one another.  Someone had the clever idea for us to meet at Pelancho’s so we could network, mingle, laugh, and eat.  At this first ZIN night out, there was 30+ showing the Zumba love…..and we were in “normal” clothes and not all hot and sweaty!!!  By the time we were done, everyone knew we were in the building….because Zumba instructors are always ready to throw some Zumba moves!!!  There was a group of people next to us celebrating “Angie’s” 40th birthday…..well, guess what?  We all knew Angie by the time the night was over.  We became part of her birthday celebration and even “performed/instructed/danced” three songs for her and her crowd….and then we sang “Happy Birthday” to Chris.  We do more than just “teach”….we bring laughter, fun, and movement wherever we go.  Life is too short to not live in the moment and spread the love and joy of moving.  Bailamos!!!

What is love?

14 Feb

So, it’s Valentine’s Day….. Stores are crowded with people buying last minute cards, flowers, & gifts because the pressure is on to make sure no one is forgotten or feels unloved. The simple fact that one waits until the day of to make a purchase makes me question the motive….is it done because it’s expected or is it done with love & thoughtfulness? I’m of the opinion that cards, flowers & gifts should be given throughout the year rather than just on one day that happens to fall on the 14th of February. Love is shown by choosing to spend time with someone when there are a million other things one could be doing. It is shown daily by a text that simply says ‘good morning’ or ‘thinking of you’. Love is listening and waiting to speak while the other person shares his/her heart. Love is choosing not to react – instead choosing to understand….even when it may cause one to feel sad, hurt, etc. And more than an emotion or feeling….love is a choice. Needless to say, Valentine’s Day is a not-so-subtle reminder that it is important to let our loved ones know that they are important to us, loved, & appreciated. That is something I choose to do on a daily basis – how ’bout you?