Last week we had the privilege of leading another Buddy Rhodes Three Day Comprehensive Workshop. It was a full class of people from all over North America with all kinds of backgrounds. We had builders and artists, coffee shop owners and commercial real estate developers. It was a fantastically diverse group of people, but the best part of it all was how excited everyone was to get dirty. As the class got going I began to realize what an exceptional group of people we had gathered here. These were people actively pursuing lives that are rich and dynamic.
We talk a lot about creative living around here and those in this class really embodied what that means. To live creatively is to live with change, challenge and the unknown. It is to embrace opportunities and seek out the possible.
Personally, my perspective was changed about our own classes; until now I saw our classes as a way for us to share our passion and knowledge of the concrete craft. I thought it was about us. I know how self-centered that was, but it is really about a chance to share time with people that are really living their lives; that are proactively pursuing richness. This is why these classes are our privilege. These people are uncommon and to gather them together in one space is a remarkable thing.
This is one big thank you to all those that attended.