This week, we started a new routine of going back to school, while also signing Elliot up for Tae Kwon Do. For those of you who remember that I'm a peace loving Quaker, I've decided to let my personal philosophy be something that I arrived at...while allowing Elliot to enjoy the discovery of his own beliefs. The new discipline of his class has been a great blessing for us. Two days ago, his master gave him a bright and shiny new uniform with his first white belt. Elliot is thrilled with it, and has already made a new friend who instantly engaged me after class with a request for a play date.
|Elliot acts taller in his new uniform and walks with a big-kid brand of confidence.|
And while he's in class learning his first basic forms, I've gone back to running on the treadmill. Writing and teaching, not to mention blogging and sewing....sometimes comes with an ever expanding stomach! So it's a great feeling to run again. When I first started running over ten years ago, I was only able to run for five minutes. Since then I've been strong enough to keep going for over an hour and I know that if I really want to, there will be even longer runs in my future.
So if you have something that you've always wanted to do, think of developing that new discipline no matter that the first steps are wobbly and awkward. Soon you will fly!