“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.
© 2015-2018 ELIZABETH JACOME