The' Yellow Belt' road to Happiness
Happiness (for a 6 year old) = a meter of yellow cloth obtained after 4 hours of intense physical exertions.
Sunday was a landmark day in Nachikaet's "martial artistic" life. He has been given "official membership" into the fascinating world of martial arts. It is his first "real achievement"... all the more sweeter as it is quite literally the fruit of his sweat and labor.
What really made this day special for me, was to see my son (who used to come running asking to be taken to a hospital, because he had scraped his knee,) slog on hour after hour determined to get that belt.
While a good number of kids were all but ready to give up; crying and howling, my little man carried on until the last punch was delivered.
Congratulations my little one
- For believing that you could do it.. even though amma told you that you weren’t ready yet.
- For having the courage to say no, when amma asked you if you wanted to stop and go home, after you nearly collapsed after the 50th count of middle punches.
And most of all congratulations on getting your “dream" belt..Amma is so very proud of you.
Here is a snap of him beaming at the camera with his coveted yellow belt which by the way, has replaced all alien creatures and pre historic species as our new bed fellow!!!