A black belt is just a white belt that never gave up. As I prepare for foot surgery in Aug. I am reminding myself that I am a black belt in the making. I am staying motivated to keep a positive outlook on my circumstance so that when I return to the mat a few months out, I will step right in where I left off.
"To me, the extraordinary aspect of martial arts lies in its simplicity. The easy way is also the right way, and martial arts is nothing at all special; the closer to the true way of martial arts, the less wastage of expression there is."
Today I choose to not let the circumstances of my life harden my heart. Today I choose to let the circumstances in my life soften me and make me kinder and more open to creating on the canvas of my choice. Cris Nole