November 29th, 2006

A year in conclusion

Posted in Website Information by Mark
I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving this year, its the time of year when we get together with loved ones and share the good fortune that has been bestowed upon us by a great benefactor.
As you are, or have become aware of, by now, I am only available W/ends but Im reliably informed that you are all getting along fine without me, and are even starting to have fun.
Several things of note, there is now a poetry category on our web site, so get writing/penning/scribing and submit your work.
There is also a category for comments and observations, this in fact is for your benefit, as it allows you to verbalize and in this case immortalize your thoughts and observations within and outside the dojo.
As we head into the final weeks of the old year and towards the new year, we are reminded of those less fortunate than ourselves, so remember that if its within you capabilities to help others, try to. Keep in mind the likes of toys for tots, coat drives and hot meals for those need them in the coming weeks and months ahead. And don’t forget our elderly in our own neighborhoods, check on them and see if they need assistance every now again.
You may ask what has our art to do with these activities, well its has everything to do with our art, when we take care of, provide for, and improve the lives of others we in turn help ourselves, our art represents the best of humanity.
Its taken several years and countless attempts to find a few good people with good hearts and great minds, with a will and a foresight to help improve the lives of those around us, we have been fortunate to have been associated with several great practitioners and even greater human beings, you all know who you are, they are the people that have assisted in our fundraising efforts over the years. Its become clear to me now, even though it may not have been at the time, that we should and must continue with our efforts, as it proves to each and every one of us that there is a benefit to helping others, when we help others, we help ourselves, we grow, we mature, we move forward hopefully towards a better happier future for everyone around us.
They say you can’t choose your family but you can choose your friends, well neither can you choose the people you love, so its might seem impractical to love everyone, so love those that you can to the best of your ability, and smile at those that don’t.
Regards M.
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