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Saturday, 07 April 2018 19:46

Dear Mom/Dad, Thank You

Dear Mom/Dad,

Thank you for signing me up at LMAC.

 

I'm sharing this, with permission, from the very wise instructor Sensei Fariborz.

I love studying and practicing the martial arts.
Now I confess, sometimes I might say that I want to quit,
but what I really mean is I need your help to get refocused.
I love what I'm learning and I know it's good for me.
Don’t let me quit.

Oh, and please come watch me on the mats.
I don’t mind if you are on your phone BUT
every once in awhile look up and give me a smile or a “thumbs up.”

And after class, tell me that you love watching me train and work hard.
Sometimes that's all I need to take my experience from good to GREAT.

Ask Mr. Hix how I am doing once in a while.
He likes it when you ask him.

Mr. Hix talks about the same things you have always taught me BUT
I listen better here, on the mat.
I don’t know why.
But I remember hearing it before.

Mr. Hix always asks me to look at him in the eye when I talk to him.
I sometimes forget to do that with you.
I am sorry.
Please remind me, gently, how important that is.

Mr. Hix says that soft drinks and sugar are poison to our bodies.
I love sugar and soft drinks but maybe we can all cut down on it as a family.
That would be a lot easier for me.
And good for all of us, I think.

I am going to be a Black Belt.
I know that’s what you always wanted for yourself and now for me.
I will share my lessons with you.
Maybe we could be Black Belts together?

And just for your information, you are already a Black Belt in my mind.

I love you.

Your child

I'm sharing this, with permission, from the very wise instructor Sensei Fariborz.