Wednesday, April 02, 2008

motivation!


lately i am trying to have more motivation. more motivation for a lot of things. i've been trying to run and work out more, work on my thesis more, cook more, pray more, serve more, and trying to figure out my life more. two nice little things have helped with that motivation (well, there have been lots but here are two i'm highlighting) first are these great alternative motivational posters. . .seriously its about time someone did something like this! my awesome friend hailey sent them my way this morning. i really love the integrity one. . .anyone want to go in on an order and split shipping?
second last night pack and i finally got around to watching our netflix that came last week and boy howdy was it a gem! it was this darling short little documentary called 'the hobart shakespeareans' and i'll admit i cried several time just because of the sheer beauty and humanity of one teacher who really gets it and really cares. it is pretty incredible. he has his 5th grade students in a rough neighborhood of LA put on a shakespeare play every year, and they've garnered the attentions of the likes of ian mckellen who said: "You can’t watch the little actors without wanting to cry. Why do you cry? I suppose it's happiness, really, and a regret that not all the children in the world could have a Rafe Esquith for a teacher."

12 comments:

Mr. Fob said...

Those are very cool. My favorite is CONCENTRATION.

lil' bohemian said...

I am so excited to watch that documentary! I love documentaries and I like to blurk around looking for smart ones - P.S. I like to check your blog via Dainon's blog!

canyouhearme? said...

wow! those posters are the bomb dot com!

eped said...

oh yeah, great posters. let's get motivated!

this motivates me to do my own "alt motiv" poster. growing up there was always that one with the CA coast mansion and a ton of fancy cars in the garage, said "justification for higher education" or something

anyway, for a while I've wanted to do one like that but there are so many lampoon avenues, I don't know which. you know the poster?

Douglass Family said...

I feel you on the motivation part. I don't know if it is a lack of sleep or motivation ... either way, I really don't accomplish all I would like to in a day. Glad to see you are well!
DUDS

Dainon. said...

I'll so go in on shipping with you. It's just hard to pick which one I like most, y'know?

Lindsey P said...

Those posters are pretty sweet zi, and i can't stop thinking about that doc either. so inspiring

amy said...

i want to split shipping too. i think ,my spouse would really like the integrity one, too, and i haven't been able to think of a present to get him for his birthday in may! this would be great, just let me know the details and i am in. thanks for the heads up zina!

joe the potter said...

Motivation to fully be Zina all day. No excuses.
Papa Joe

amy said...

i think i am going to order that poster; it needs to be here before may 15th...are you still interested in ordering anything from them? email me at amyfpeterson at gmail dot com and let me know if'n you wanna.

also, i like the picture on your latest post. that lil' brother of mine raisin' hell, just like i taught him! looks like y'all had fun.

also, i like grains.

H said...

Let's just buy a bunch and sell them just off the BYU campus!

Wait, is the Hairy Potter telling all of us to be Zina for a day? I don't know if I could dig up that much coolness in a month!

So SO great to hang out with you. Still trying to plan Summer with les enfants.

Lolly Pants said...

Have you seen the movie...."The Freedom Writers?" I just watched it and so stinkin' good. About a teacher that touches lives of kids that like in the hood and everyone is integrated into a school but they all stay in their own clicks. I cried several times, and it makes me excited for my first teaching job. Watch it if you can. Good stuff.