Did you know our After School Program and Summer Camp includes daily martial arts lessons from awesome instructors like Miss Gelles? As one of our amazing instructors, she loves making sure that our students get her best at all times. Here she has a little story she’d like to share with you…we absolutely love her positive attitude!
It’s always exciting when you have someone with high intensity and enthusiasm around you. Last week in class, everyone was learning and having a good time, but there was a certain student who was just shining! His enthusiasm was so obvious that the people around him were working even harder. I could see as it spread through the class. Everyone was pushing themselves harder and harder as the class went on. I love what I do and I let that show while I’m teaching, but there is something about a fellow student setting the example of a black belt attitude that does something to a class. As a group they had already been doing great, but that student pushed the others to new heights with their work and attitude!
I think we’ve all had an experience where we see someone just having a fantastic time doing…well whatever; they could be sweeping the floor. We think to ourselves wow what a great attitude and look how much fun they’re having. It makes you smile. It brightens your day. You think to yourselves well I could be having that much fun with this task too, and then you can choose to bring your work to the next level too. Why not, right? Why wouldn’t you want to be happier while you work or study or whatever the task is? I want to strive to be this for others. I want to remind our students that they can be that enthusiastic, happy people in martial arts class, at school, at work, everywhere you go. Be that reminder to others that your day to day activities don’t have to be boring or repetitive. Spice it up, have some fun and you’ll remind others that they can be a bit happier too in their day to day lives!