Appreciation

The past couple of days I’ve been walking around my city, catching up with some friends, getting in some sparring rounds and catching up on gym happenings while I was away.

I am so happy that I took the risk to get this thing going.  It was worth every doubt, every tear, every conflict, every failure, every day I carried that flippin’ heavy bag to the park and back to the car.  

What I have surrounding me are committed community members.  Committed to boxing, learning, improving themselves and making this gym successful.  

I walked around the city really looking and interacting.  I slowed down to look people in the eyes and look at how many of us it takes to make this world run.  Usually I walk around being rather judgmental and flinging my opinions like they make no difference.  But, I realize they do.  My thoughts affect my body language, and my body language affects everyone around me. I really realized it as I passed by person after person.  So many of us look so unhappy, stressed and pre-occupied within ourselves, totally neglecting the fact that others exist around us.  I came to the conclusion that tons of sour, crappy, hurtful thoughts are like wandering around sucker punching everyone.

I spent the past few days being thankful for the gym, for encountering conflict, for people who love boxing and support my vision.  I feel a little lighter and very devoted to helping each and every person reach their goals, just like they are helping me.

A special thank you to Coach Jeremy and Christy for running the gym and keeping the community vibe alive!

Box On!

About arcaroboxinggym

Boxed amateur and pro. Love guiding people in the ring and life.
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