As we approach the last few days of the exams, here is just a gentle reminder to persevere to reach the finish line!
A crow was sitting on a tree, doing nothing all day. A rabbit asked him, “Can I also sit like you and do nothing all day long?” The crow answered: “Sure, why not.” So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the crow, and rested.
A fox jumped on the rabbit and ate it.
Moral of the story: To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very high up.
In order to go from rabbit to crow: have a vision, aim high, embrace change, persevere, push through the difficult times, remember your goal, remember your goal, and don’t forget your goal…
“Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?” Frida Kahlo
All the very best for the last few days of exams, everyone!
? Ms. K Strydom
A message from our Principal – Mr. D Swart
Wednesday evening was just one of those magical evenings where everything we did seemed to be timed absolutely perfectly. A friend and I decided to go walking along the beach front; as we often do in the afternoons, to just walk off the day and the stresses that we accumulated along the way, and of course just because it is healthy to be active and also because it is often a beautiful experience. It was just such a beautiful day – which started with me witnessing the spectacular moon that morning, the rising of the sun over the mountain and then the epic end to the day, with the most incredibly beautiful sight of the setting sun over the ocean…I was blown away and realized again just how privileged we are to witness such incredible beauty. I mentally scanned my body in that moment and was so grateful that I was alive, healthy, able to move on my own, able to see the spectacular sight in front of me, and just fortunate to be there and to have that experience. Wow, it was a moment in which I realized that we often take things for granted, we abuse things we have and we forget to be grateful.
Please do yourself a favour and take a moment to appreciate something as simple as a sunset…something that needs no input and no manipulation from us at all, it just happens at the pre allotted time every day, just like the ocean does what it does, every day…do yourself a favour and teach your children to appreciate the beauty around them, the miracles that happen without us even being aware of them, the things that money cannot buy…teach them to be grateful for those invaluable experiences that enrich our lives and keep us humble.
Just go out there and enjoy those miracles every opportunity you get because even though they will always be there, you will not!
Positive Quotes corner:
“An optimist is a human personification of Spring.”
Susan J. Bissonette
“Be curious always! For knowledge will not acquire you; you must acquire it.”
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
Download – Newsletter #22 15 June 18 SNRS