Best Day Ever

What was your best day ever?

   Do you even remember?

It’d be hard for me to pick just one.

But what if you were to treat every day as though it were to be?

What would you say and do?

Recently, my grandson Triton came for a sleepover with me, and showed us the way.

   He came for Wednesday night and all day Thursday.

When he arrived, after we hugged, I started talking to him about what he’d like to do and accomplish with our time together.

  Then I gave him my planner so we could actually plan the next day.

Then we watched the 2009 Star Trek together, which was surprisingly good…

   but I digress. Allow me to beam back to the story.

As we tucked in for bed, Triton made me promise to wake him when I did.

Now I am normally up by 0600, but I slept in a little that Thursday, going back to bed for an hour or two so as not to wake him up that early.

But about 0730 I think it was, I went to wake him.

He didn’t wake easy.

  I had to shake him and keep calling his name, but I persisted because, well, I promised.

So, it’s what happened next that made me decide that I would write this record of the event first chance I got, which was 6am Monday by the way…

But that Thursday morning, with me shaking him increasingly harder to wake him up, and even beginning to wonder rather I should just let him sleep some more…

   he suddenly opens his eyes abruptly and says with great enthusiasm and vigor, as though he’d been awake drinking coffee for hours…

“this is going to be the best day ever!!!”

I gotta tell you, that made my day.

   And it was.

That is, we did proceed to make it the best day ever that day.

Now I am not sure if the day was actually objectively the best day my grandson has ever had; kid has had a pretty great life and I know will continue to, and especially with an attitude like that.

   What struck me was his attitude of extreme expectation!

Triton sprung out of bed expecting it to be the best day ever.

And that’s what inspired me to write you this blog.

1. What if you sprung out of bed every morning with the expectation of the best day ever? How much better would each day get?

2. Besides this positive attitude, what other things did Triton do that we can learn from?

     Well, first, he planned exactly the day he wanted the day before.

Then he checked it the next morning, visualizing and even ordering how we would get it all done.

Then we did it, and I saw his immense pleasure as he checked off each task.

What if you did that every day?

  Or perhaps you do but, if not, could you and, if you could, would you?

If you did, would your days be better?

Ponder the question over coffee today…

   and then, go make this the best day ever!

Prepare To Live; Empower To Lead!

Grand Master Stephen J. Del Castillo
Founding Master Instructor, Krav Maga Martial Arts

p.s. I am going to join the team on the floor tonight, and even help teach a few classes. I hope to see you!

   In fact, I’ll for sure be teaching the Blackbelt class and the team will be in training. Remember, if you’re testing for your Blackbelt in March, you get to join them for The Crucible test prep cycle, so join us!

p.p.s not a student yet. You should join us too. Sensei John and Sensei Allie will teach your introductory classes and, maybe one day, I’ll tie a Blackbelt on you. That would be the best day ever for sure. Can’t wait to train you! and Krav Maga Martial Arts have been empowering lives through the martial arts in the Tampa Bay area for 20 years!

Founded in 2000 by Grandmaster Stephen J. Del Castillo, a 7th degree Black Belt and Sr. Master Instructor, Krav Maga Martial Arts and Karate lessons for pre-school children ages 3-6 and elementary age kids ages 7 and up are designed to develop the critical building blocks kids need – specialized for their age group – for school excellence and later success in life.

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About Grandmaster Stephen J. Del Castillo: Grandmaster Del Castillo is the founding Master Instructor of Krav Maga Martial Arts and has been empowering lives in Pasco and Hillsborough Counties since October of 2000. He is a 7th degree Blackbelt, MBA, author, mentor and success coach, a US Army Veteran and a proud father and grandfather. He is married to Ms. Barbara Del Castillo who helps him run the school. Grand Master Del Castillo began his training in the early 80’s and has high level blackbelts in Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Premier Martial Arts and Krav Maga Martial Arts as well as experience in kickboxing, Jeet Kune Do and Jiujitsu. He has high level instructor certifications from BBSI, IKMF, and KMG and has been featured in numerous Martial Arts publications and also Success magazine. He was a competitive sport karate and American Kickboxing instructor until he enlisted in the US Army where he served in the 82nd Airborne Division, where he won an Army Green to Gold scholarship and proceeded to ROTC and the University of Tampa. He was commisioned in 1992 and went on to serve in Germany with the 3rd Infantry Division and then in several other posts in the US until he left military service to pursue his dream of creating KMMA in 2000.

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