a note on thanksgiving

November 23, 2017

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

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