Watching my son competing I can’t help but feeling proud of especially him but also all his friends. When he started doing this Martial Art, I never thought that he would take it so seriously. He trains hard and not only is a black belt now for little while already but he also does extremely well in his competition. It’s his focus and his commitment that inspire me.
I used to try to convince him to start with a team sport as I was so sure that this is an individual thing but he always refused. He tried for years to explain to me that they are a team, that they feel like they are one unit and they stick together and support each other even if they fight a kid from the same club. And it is true. They are always there for each other, they support each other. And if they have to fight a kid of the same team the rest of them evenly split up and support their team mates.
My son made me enter a totally new world and I am glad I did. There is so much respect and support. There are so many great philosophies and values. Something that I never would have expected.
Keep your eyes and minds open. This is the lesson I learned from this. Just because something has to do with ‘fighting’ it can still teach the right values…
A couple of days ago I received the following invitation:
I’m about to invite you to join in a challenge I recently accepted. Five Photos, Five Stories. I thought this challenge could present you with the opportunity of view blogging from a different angle, to do something different, anything that suits you for that matter. It’s entirely up to you. …
The Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge rules require you to post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or simply a short paragraph – it’s entirely up to you.
Then each day, nominate another blogger to carry on this challenge.
Accepting the challenge is entirely up to the person nominated, it is not a command. And actually everyone can join in. So feel free to if you like the idea.
I would like to invite the Berryduchess to join the party. As I said, it is totally up to you to accept this challenge.