Friday, 29 November 2013

Count your blessings-Lawrence High School

You must be aware that it is the Thanksgiving week in many parts of the world. It is an occasion to remember the things and/or people you are thankful/grateful for in your life. It is a reminder to count your blessings.

More often than not, we get bogged down by what we don't have rather than focusing on how far we have come in life and the multitude of things that can count as blessings in our life. The harsh real world that judges us by our materialistic belongings and competitive nature unfortunately leads us to lose our innate instincts of fairness and goodness in life. It is no wonder that we have countless incidents of suicides, juvenile law breakers, psychosomatic disorders amongst the youth and young children.

However, on the other spectrum of life we find heart-warming stories of people who have swam against the tide, fought with adverse circumstances, physical disabilities or grave illness to emerge as true winners in their chosen paths. What makes it different for these two sets of people? Nothing but a positive attitude and a passion to live life to the fullest. Life is indeed the greatest gift bestowed upon us and it is up to us to make the best out the given circumstances and our abilities. 

As the saying goes, there is always something to be thankful for in our lives. So, why not take everyday as a fresh page in this journey of our lives? Take a moment each day to reflect on only the positive happenings in the day. Even if there is nothing that seems to go right, concentrate on the bigger picture. Whatever seems impossible or grave today might not matter at all in a few years time.

Poor scores in a test, not having enough friends, being teased by close friends or family, not being understood by your parents, an illness in the family; these are all troublesome issues that need to be tackled with an objective mind. Take the help of someone if you are consumed by negative feelings at any given point of time. Always reach out and share your worries with someone whom you trust. Worries when spoken aloud seem less burdensome and you might get that proverbial straw of hope to clutch on to.

Lawrence High School, located at HSR layout, Bangalore, focuses on educating children with traditional values to adapt and excel in the world. To know more about Lawrence school, please visit the website and join us at our Facebook page 

1 comment:

  1. Dear Sir,

    Read your post and very very happy to know that the school has really changed in so many I am missing all this and I really wish to get back to bangalore now and join the school and be a part of the team.

    Credit goes to Brian sir.

    Take care
    Seethalakshmi Sastry