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Old 07-27-2008, 10:18 AM   #36
jennifer paige smith
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Re: When did you stop being a beginner in Aikido?

Randy Sexton wrote: View Post
Master Shook taught you one of the greatest lessons and gifts of life. "To live in the now giving and receiving love." Your story brought tears to my eyes as I remembered my best friend who taught me the same lesson. A female minature Schnauzer we called "Sugar Bear." She died at 9 years old of lung cancer. Our "pets" sometimes are our greatest teachers. They remind us to stand with our face to the sun and smell the breeze, to roll in the grass with abandon, to love our food no matter how simple and snuggle with our bestest friends.
I missed this post before. Thanks for your awesome understanding and your story. You totally got it.

Jennifer Paige Smith
Confluence Aikido Systems
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