Almost everyone has seen the Karate Kid. It was and still is one of my favorite movies. The lessons it teaches are as epic as the movie itself. I often quote Mr. Miyagi when I am teaching my Martial Arts class. I know this will sound cheesy, but I get very emotional at the part when Daniel has been doing all his chores and gets really angry. (I wish they wouldn't have used the language that they did for that one scene) but to see Daniel's face when he truly realizes that he had been learning karate through doing all those chores. It is one of the most powerful scenes in the movie! I bet all of us have been searching for a mentor like him. I never found one person who could be that for me. I did find many people in my life who helped me become the man I am today. I also learned that life is a journey, and the bumps in the road that we hit taught us many things. Sometimes in life we need to fail, to push us to another level. So I will leave you with a great quote from Mr. Miyagi:
"Always BREATH. Very important!"
No matter what comes at us, we need to breath and stay focused! If we panic, everything could fall apart. Let's keep breathing and take one day at a time.
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