I've been finding myself talking to my babies, asking them the same series of questions. Who are you? Who are you going to be? What kind of person will you become? I'm feeling the weight of the responsibility I have now. I created these critters and I am responsible for how they are raised, what lessons they learn, what qualities they value.
I want them to be kind, to have compassion. I want them to value all life because all life has value. I want them to be strong and confident, to have no fear voicing their opinions or acting on their beliefs. I want family to be ever present in their lives, to always have someone to lean on when they are in need. I want them to have courage enough to change the world.
I have my work cut out for me. And thinking about it, I find myself becoming more and more grateful for the opportunities I have in life and that I'll be able to give to them. Where we live, what we have. I'm grateful for the tools I have at my disposal; one of the biggest is learning kung fu, and at this school in particular.
I've always had my reasons for training. My reasons today have evolved from what they were a year ago, a decade ago. At this point in try life one of the biggest reasons I'm here is for my two critters. Not the only reason but one of the foremost now. So I ask, what are your reasons? What value does kung fu bring you? Because lately its value to me has never been clearer.