One of the hardest lessons I have had to learn over the last few months is that nothing in this world is mine. My children do not belong to me - they are being loaned to me to take care of and nurture. My house, my things - they are all just items I am fortunate enough to get to use for awhile.
I have had a very hard time letting go of my classes. The ones I worked so incredibly hard to build and create. I have felt jealousy when I see that others have taken them over and are thriving. Zumba especially. My new little baby I dove in to teach less than a year ago with so much dedication and commitment. When I started there were only a few instructors on the central coast. Now there are many and the program is taking off like crazy. I wish I was a part of it but knowing that I think I inspired those who have taken my place gives me comfort. I know now, finally, that my job was to get the ball rolling and it is the job of others to keep it going. In order to share such a fun and beneficial program with as many people as possible the tree must grow many branches.
I hope I can take this lesson that I have learned and apply it to everything in my life. Life is not about owning or keeping - it is about sharing and giving.