Saturday, March 24, 2012

53. " Words that aren’t seasoned with grace, don’t make souls stronger."

Bubbe, you started karate in June of 2011. You have always been open to trying new sports and Sweet Daddy and I thought it would be a good addition to our summer. We signed you up for the six week summer class.

You loved it.

Sweet Daddy loved it for you.

And, now here we are - many months later. This week you took your belt test for your purple belt.

During your belt test, Master Long tests both physical abilities and character traits.

He listens for you to say "yes, sir" or "no, sir" when you are spoken to. He watches to see if you follow directions.

He also shares wisdom.

I was thinking this week how when he shares his wisdom, it comes from a place of grace.

Master Long focuses on the positive. He shares that you must have a positive mental attitude and attention to detail in order to be successful.

I like those two traits he's chosen to focus on lately. The first is one that Sweet Daddy and I have been really working with you on.

The second happens to be one of your natural gifts.

Remember as you get older, to share your wisdom with others in the same manner that Master Long shares his with you. From a place of love and concern.

Words seasoned with grace.

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