A few weeks ago, a student experienced a turning point in class. I didn't realize it at the time, but they told me this week of the profound change that had taken place. It started with a comment,
a rather out of place comment..........but I let it go, assured them that no offense had been taken
and continued with class. I noticed that each time the student came back to class they were different, but I didn't make the connection. Then this week the student told me, that comment and the feelings that they had felt afterwards caused a major turning point in their life.... because I chose to react in a way they did not expect.
So, I began to think about turning points in my own life..........the death of my dad twenty years ago caused a major reevaluation of my life, illness caused major lifestyle changes for me,
but so has the kindness of strangers and words from friends and family, some good, some bad.
In college I had offers from corporations in NYC, I came back to Birmingham instead and lived a very different life than I would have in the Big Apple I am sure. A turning point that really seemed so insignificant at the time was becoming a yoga teacher........I was thinking of maybe teaching a small community class once a week, instead I have taught thousands and it became
I am grateful for my turning points, even when I made a "wrong" turn.......I am here, I am where I am suppose to be, because of my turns.........who knows when the next one will take place.