Posted: November 22, 2019
Having gratitude means to be gracious.
Martial artists understand gratitude because the teacher student relationship for a life long martial artist always demanded it, but how do we pass that trait on to future generations?
We use our abilities and resources to give back or “pay it forward” – not for compensation, or recognition, but simply to give generously because someone gave generously to us. That is what gratitude is all about. It is important that a student of the martial arts exhibits gratitude. This is how local communities and organizations will grow and flourish- when its leaders and members give graciously without expecting anything in return.
Currently, in our studio, members have a choice to participate in 7-day Gratitude Challenge. Each day students are challenged to show kindness and display their gratfulness for their friends, family, their community, and the world.
I'm so overwhelemed by the level of gratitude shown, and the kindness demonstrated, that my pride for the dojo community grows by leaps and bounds each minute.
Thank you for letting us teach your children to be grateful future leaders. Changing the world, one person at time.
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Popkin-Brogna Jujitsu.