“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” ― Robert Brault
After my Thursday night class one of my students came up to me after class.
"I wanted to tell you inspired me to not give up. I had a motorcycle accident; I injured my back, neck and knee. Before the accident I was really athletic; after I was always in pain. I couldn't workout; couldn't run, lift, cycle. I just stopped doing everything. I went to physical therapy and my doctor suggested I do Yoga. Honestly I said, "That's for women." I didn't think I'd enjoy it; I didn't think I would get anything out of it. I thought it would be easy. I went to a few classes and was surprised how hard it was. I was struggling though it. I kept at it for about two, three weeks. I was ready to give up; it was just too hard. One morning I happened to take one of your morning classes. You walked in with your shoulder sling on, told us about your injury and there would be somethings that you would not be able to demonstrate. I watched you the whole class. I could tell that you were uncomfortable, but your where working through it. You taught a really good class. I left that day thinking, "If she can do this, so can I. I can't give up. I didn't. I feel better."
I'm really glad he told me.
To that student, thank you for telling me.
“No matter how small and unimportant what we are doing may seem, if we do it well, it may soon become the step that will lead us to better things.”― Channing Pollock
“The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.”― Tony Robbins
Still healing a shoulder injury. A few steps forward a few steps backward every so often. It's discouraging, it's hard; sometimes I feel completely defeated. That's when I know I need to take a few steps back to continue moving forwards. Eventually my shoulder will be better, my strength rebuilt and increased. It's just a long, slow process.
I found out one of my new students is in Yoga Teacher Training; she took one of my classes Thursday morning and asked if she could audit some of my classes. Today she was back with her Yoga notebook; took notes all through class. It's a super nice feeling being able to guide and assist a soon-to-be teacher. :)
“ Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean. ”― Christopher Reeve
“The worst thing that happens to you may be the best thing for you if you don't let it get the best of you.”― Will Rogers
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”― Maya Angelou
“The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don't let them put you in that position.”― Leo Buscaglia
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