Wednesday, March 20, 2013

My Everyday Road Trip

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cooper Tire for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Waking up each morning is no easy task, perhaps it is the hardest task for me. Struggling to get out of bed, I sometimes wished I was rich I did not have to go to work! No time pressure, no rush. But then, as soon as I got out of bed, drag my heavy feet to the bathroom to wash up, I felt thankful, very thankful. Ironic it may sound, but I am very thankful for all the challenges in my life. I feel so blessed to be perfectly surviving and enjoying the ups and downs of "My Everyday Road Trip."
On the road to work before sunrise, I am able to see God's promise of beautiful day awaiting everyone.  Sometimes, the day morning is too foggy there is hardly anything to see. Sometimes, the fog and the sun would mix in such beautiful interplay. Sometimes, the sky is so cloudless the sun would rise so brightly. Every morning is a different day. Every sunrise is a unique gift I feel so blessed to be witnessing it while on the road to work.
AS the sun starts to slowly shimmer, classroom thoughts start to pour in. Images of yesterday's class activities start to flash back inspiring me to make today better. I start getting excited how to teach Student A, how to teach student B, how to make student A and student B work perfectly together, etc.....As soon as I stepped in my classroom, the sleepiness gone, enthusiasm sets in, I am so ready to roll the day.

Do you have a favorite story to share of your "everyday's road trip?" If so, you may want to check out Cooper Tire's My Every Day Road Trip Contest contest. Running March 1 through March 29, fans of Cooper Tire’s Facebook page can share their not-so- everyday road trip stories by submitting video, written stories or photos. If you are lost what story to submit, you can view one of the two featured videos that detail the extraordinary daily drives of two unique Cooper Tire owners, and the role Cooper tires play in their every day road trips.

If you want to see more videos and also submit your own entry, you can like the Cooper Tire Facebook Fan page. Again, entry can be in the form of video, written stories or photos. Winners will be selected based on criteria such as originality, creativity, and their passion for Cooper tires and compelling content. The top written story will win a $100 gift card to use toward gas for one week while the highest rated photo entry will receive a $500 gift card to use toward gas for one month. The top five video finalists will each win a new set of four Cooper tires and advance to the final phase of the competition. In the final phase, Cooper Tire Facebook fans will be encouraged to vote for their favorite Every Day Road Trip video, to help determine the final winner. The video with the combined highest score and most votes will be awarded a gift card for $5,000 toward gas for one year to fuel their daily drive.
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  1. Hello,
    Both of above photos are very nice. So beautiful colours and lights. I very like foggy weather when I take photos :)
    Warm greetings from Hungary, Miklos

  2. As I scrolled down my brain was wishing for more photos of your roadtrip :) and a photo of you and your awesome students! I smiled as I read the part of you having a hard time getting out of bed haha, happens to me all the time too...but then again the thrill and the amount of help we are giving the people we meet at work more than makes up for the trouble of waking up early right? A roadtrip with you there is a dream for me! Remembering our scary taxi ride here haha! Stuff like the one you discussed above makes me wish to migrate in the US for more opps hahaha, yabyew! :)

  3. I don;t see the skies anymore since I switched from the commuter bus to subway five days a week. I missed those skies!