Happy New Year!

Starting the New Year with a Grateful Heart

Christmastime may be the most wonderful time of the year for lots of people, but I treasure the time right after the holidays, too.

The end of the year is a great time to step back and really take a good look at all of the amazing things in your life. There are so many things to be grateful for. When you really start seeing all of those things, life seems a little less crazy and hectic and whole lot MORE—more comforting, more loving, more enjoyable, just a whole lot more of everything good!

Leigh’s is a place that I can truly look around and see all the good that I’m talking about. I’m not saying what we have here is a magical place that is all sugar and spice and everything nice. Well, lots of the time it is—but it’s also a very real place with real people struggling to live day to day.

I see my staff come and do their job to the best of their ability while living their own lives with all the normal ups and downs that everyone has. I see parents dropping their kids off all while coordinating their other children’s activities, dinner, work, errands—you name it! I see kids who love what they do here, but also deal with their budding emotions and what stresses them out. So sometimes it can be like a three ring circus around here—super hectic. But it’s also a place that can change your whole perspective—a place that can take a not-so-great day and make it better, maybe even great!

I am so incredibly grateful for the amazing people that make up our Leigh’s family. I feel very lucky to have a devoted staff that I truly cherish. They love what they do here and they love their students—always taking the extra time to make a personal connection. Not every boss/director enjoys that kind of commitment!

I am so grateful for the parents that bring their dancers to us. Parents are the ones who decide that what we have here is a worthwhile experience for their dancer. They see not only the training dancers receive here, but they see all the extra…the love, the support and the family atmosphere their dancer enjoys. Leigh’s parents are always willing to lend a helping hand. They volunteer to help with our shows…they help making props and costumes…they even help pick up kiddos or take them home when another parent’s schedule conflicts.

What can I say about the kiddos? I am so grateful for them and for what I get to be in their life. I love seeing their happy faces—and if they’re having a bad day, I love being able to give them a hug or a snuggle. They are the best part of my life and my job!

Happy New Year with Lots of Love,
Miss Sarah XOXOXOX

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