During an overpriced session of therapy with Dr. Greenstone, he suggested that Mark join a Jiu-Jitsu gym.
“It did wonders for my grieving process years ago,” he coaxed.
Dr. Greenstone advised Mark, who mourned the loss of his wife to cancer, to grapple with his emotions at Trinaldo’s Tactical Jiu-Jitsu, a club welcoming to novices and located near his house.
A pit in Mark’s belly rumbled with nerves as he approached the door—much like that of the first day of school, only in this case you know, for sure, someone is going to try and beat you up.
Along with a few nicks and bruises in the first session, the breathing, vulnerability, and rallying of support gave Mark an immense sense of inner peace as he left and vowed to return—just what the doctor ordered.
Prompted from the Six Sentence Story Prompt at: https://girlieontheedge1.wordpress.com/2020/06/07/sundays-six-sentence-story-word-prompt-111/.
Prompted from the Word of the Day Challenge at: https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2020/06/08/grieve/.
Prompted from the Ragtag Daily Word Prompt at: https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2020/06/08/rdp-monday-belly/.
Prompted from Your Daily Word Prompt at: https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2020/06/08/your-daily-word-prompt-rally-ydwordprompt-june-8-2020/.