This is why we do what we do and continue on doing:
"Hey man,I'm Shane Harper, I took your Fundamentals of Personal Protection seminar and am going into my second year of Police Technology. I'm sure you get a lot of fan mail and stuff but I still felt like an extra thumbs up couldn't hurt ;)I've been doing a lot of thinking lately about the field of work I've chosen and it's constant ups an downs, but I guess that's life. But now a couple of months after taking that seminar with you, I've realized how those five hours have really made a difference in the way I live my life. Honest, those were some of the wisest words I've heard and I thank you for what you do.As you said, even if you only reach a few, at least you did reach those people. There is one particular quote I'll never forget:"If someone gives you a bowl of shit and tells you it's cherries... please; don't eat it knowing damn well it's shit but saying oh ya, mmm, these are good cherries."Serioulsy, I'm carrying that one with me for as long as I am who I am. I can't remember a time apart from that seminar where I sat there and thought that these are the closest words to reality I've heard.Anyways bro, I'm going around in circles here but it's just that somehow, words don't quite fully explain what it is that your work has done for me in that short time, and surely for thousands of others. You're an icon of perseverance and there are not too many people I ''admire'', but I admire the brilliance of Senshido and the gift you have of passing on its assests.If it wasn't for the distance and the money, I for sure would have liked to go further with this. You should come back and have another seminar for us. It's not something that can get old. It changed me for the better. Anyways, hope all is well and that you're birthday was memorable. Take it easy and thanks for your time.Sincerely,Harp"