From time to time you need some inspiration to make the day a good day. I came across a quote from Pope Francis, he said: “Rivers do not drink their own water; trees do not eat their own fruit; the sun does not shine on itself and flowers do not spread their fragrance for themselves. Living for others is a rule of nature. We are all born to help each other. No matter how difficult it is … Life is good when you are happy; but much better when others are happy because of YOU.”
So here are some tips:
• Say thank you
• Help carry something
• Send an email which will make people smile
• Give someone a flower
• Cook a nice meal
• Buy a coffee for someone
• Praise someone publicly
• Spend time with someone you don’t know
• Be happy yourself
Mother Teresa of Calcutta provided three great pearls of wisdom;
First, “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.”
“Never be overwhelmed by the magnitude of circumstances, just take it one at the time.”
“There are no great things, only small things with great love. Happy are those.” “Look for the little things in life that make a difference.”
And lastly, “We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop”
So as we come to the end of this term, after another tough 10 weeks of school amidst this global pandemic, I simply say thank you to all students for remaining focused, for being trusting of their teachers, for being supportive of one other, for making the most of every day and each opportunity and to continue to shine and make each day a better day. To all the staff, well done on your commitment to set the example, every simple action that has made a difference was noticed. You had your colleagues’ backs and you continued to smile and make each day worthwhile.
Cardijn College is a unique place where every person matters and where we see many happy faces but most importantly, I come to school each day because YOU make me happy.
Have a safe and happy Term 3 holiday!