“Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being.
Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.” –Albert Schweitzer
I’m thankful that I started training martial arts, for all of the ways it has improved my life, and for all the wonderful friends I’ve met along the way. I’m thankful to everyone who has trained with me and supported me on this journey, I really couldn’t do it without them.
I’m thankful for having talented and patient teachers who respect me, and for tough training partners who treat me as an equal, and push me to be my best. I’m thankful to the students who make me feel appreciated when I try to help them, and for the opportunity to work with kids, who remind me to not take it all so seriously, and have some fun.
I’m thankful for a family that encourages my martial arts training, and for a husband and daughter who share it with me. I’m thankful that even my family and friends who don’t fully understand are still supportive.
I’m thankful to the people reading this blog, who give me an outlet to share my struggles and triumphs. They have helped me get through some tough times in my training, and they’ve rejoiced with me in my success.
I’m thankful that martial arts has opened me up to a world of people and experiences which have so enriched my life. I didn’t know what I was missing before I started training, and now I can’t imagine living without it.
“An inspiration is what you are to me, inspiration, look… see.” -Led Zeppelin