This letter was posted yesterday on facebook by a facebook friend of mine who shared this from someone else. I don’t know if this letter is for real as in somewhat actually wrote it to some or whether it is just a hoax that got posted on the internet. Either way I find it quite disgusting. All that was written is clearly false. I cannot imagine anyone feeling this way about special needs. Yes I do realize there is people out there that feel this way but I certainly hope they wouldn’t never go to this length to discriminate or belittle. Those who do discriminate and belittle are very ignorant.

I personally believe that our society is above and beyond that. There is so many great programs out there that really help out special needs and gets them involved in the community in a positive and encouraging way. I know just in our community of Northumberland County we have various programs run through Community Living, the YMCA, as well as our Taekwondo program geared towards special needs.

I commend those who volunteer and support the special needs in our local and international community. Keep up the great work.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

Local Newspaper Stops By / Zen Saying

Good Morning Everyone

Hope everyone has been having a good week so far. I know I have. Every day is an opportunity for YOU to create a good day.

newspaper-clip-art-7Anyway Paul Rellinger, the sports writer for The Northumberland News stop by yesterday and did a nice interview with Jeff Morrow, one of our 2nd Degree Black Belts and the instructor for our special needs class, and Mike who is one of our students who will be going for Orange Belt in June, as well as myself(Master Jonathan). Mr. Rellinger arrived early and first asked myself some questions about the class and why we started it. He then interviewed Jennie, the coordinator of the program while Mike and Jeff had their photos taken by the photographer Karen. She had them doing some kicks on the paddles and doing some poses. After that Mr. Rellinger interviewed Mike and Jeff. Mr. Rellinger and I corresponded through email this week and got some of the background information ahead of time. He did his homework before he came in. That is always important to me.

It was a nice experience for our student and I look forward to reading the article when it comes out in the Northumberland News so keep your eyes open for it.

Here’s a ZEN saying that will make you think.  “In walking, just walk. In sitting, just sit. Above all, don’t wobble.”

Have a great weekend

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do Ltd.