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Thankfulness and Gratitude

On Thanksgiving day, we remember the things that we are thankful for. Sometimes these are material possessions. Sometimes it is our health and prosperity.

While it is good to give thanks, it is also important to remember the people who helped us to acquire our material possessions, who helped us to be healthy, who helped us to be prosperous. It is important to be grateful and to show gratitude to those who helped us.

In Karate, we should be grateful to our teachers, seniors and fellow students. Without them, how could we learn Karate?

I deal with many Karate teachers, students, and their family members who are in their 70s and 80s (rarely in their 90s). You have to show gratitude to people while they are here to receive it. You can't do much once they have passed on.

Don't forget the people who have helped you. Make time to show them your appreciation. This is a good time of year to be thankful and to show your gratitude.

Thank you very much for your support of this blog. It has helped me to formulate and organize my thoughts about Karate.


Charles C. Goodin