I am grateful that the Universe allowed me to come into being, and for my parents who brought me into this world. I am grateful to my family for allowing me to be as I am but also challenging me to be more. I am grateful to all the teachers that I have had who were both patient and tough with me as was needed.
I am grateful for this training that I have given my life to and that has given back to me immeasurably. I am grateful to our dojo and my students for they have fed me more than they know.
And I am grateful for the sun, the sky, and the stones, the water, and the wind through the trees. And even in times when things can perhaps seem dark, I am grateful for the ability to hope and believe in love.
My gratitude to all of you,
Ryūgan Robert Savoca