Thursday, July 1, 2010

Mine

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.

5 comments:

Sally said...

That's a hard lesson. Just remember that while others are SUBBING for you in your classes, you are irreplaceable and people who used to be in your classes are anxiously awaiting your return. When you get back to it, it'll be like you never left. This is another test of your strength, and you're shining!

Theres just life said...

Yes it is a really hard lesson, but seeing others grow because of you taught them is great. Life is about sharing and giving, your knowledge and your love. Being a teacher I think you have already learned that very well.

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