Two in Thailand

After raising three children and watching them graduate from college, Bob and Carol decided to leave the educational field and pursue a dream that had been put on hold for 35 years (since graduationg from the University of Northern Iowa). "Two in Thailand" is the journal dedicated to that dream - to serve in the Peace Corps. This is a personal blog. The opinions expressed within do not necessarily represent the views of the Peace Corps or the United States Government.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

More Smiles from the "Land of Smiles"

These are pictures from Bob schools. In the first picture are three 3rd graders who constantly come over to Bob's classroom and tease him. In the second picture are some of Bob's sixth grade students during lunch. We are so lucky to be greeted with smiles and signs of respect. The students have so little, but seem to be much happier than students in the U.S. We believe that they focus on "needs" rather than "wants". The only thing they seemed to be spoiled with is love from their parents and grandparents. We believe that America has a lot to learn from other countries!


At 3:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

MJ says: Yup! Great smiles. I once read that grateful people were happy people. Perhaps they are grateful for what they DO have and therefore are more happy? We have SO MUCH and constantly seek more. I think you are right...we could learn a lot from the Thais.

At 10:28 AM, Blogger kristin elizabeth said...

love those smiling faces...and it's so cool to actually recognize a couple of them!!! :)

At 3:30 PM, Blogger lindsayallbaugh said...

Yah- I recognize a few of those faces too! Say hello to all of them for me. Do they ever look at your blog?


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