Here we are at the exciting start of our Fall 2020 school year. This morning, we gathered outside for our flag ceremony to come together as a school community. To our surprise, the sky opened up and began to dump rain upon our heads.
We ran back inside, but many of us became very wet. In addition, the rain came down right before we began to have our welcome speech. This was unexpected, and it was certainly not the way that we hoped that our first flag ceremony and welcome speech for the new semester would go.
Of course, the most natural reaction to this event is to feel frustrated and to complain. In fact, it is yet another situation in the year 2020 which makes us feel this way. Many things have not gone as planned this year for people in every country all over the world.
In fact, Joy International School is a special place because of our values and our ability to respond to situations like this. Whenever something does not go as planned, each of us have a choice to make.
At any time, we have the ability to focus our minds on negative aspects. It is easy to do this. However, we also have the ability to choose to focus our minds on positive aspects. Our ability to choose to focus on the positive aspects can have a great impact on the progress we make in our lives.
For example, we can become discouraged in our studies if have some setback. We can reaction in a way that is not productive or helpful. However, each of us can choose to use our minds to see each setback as an opportunity for learning and growth.
Some of the most impressive moments of growth in our lives come from setbacks that have been taken advantage of as opportunities. With this mindset, our achievements can be very high even if we face difficulty early in the process.
This is the mindset we choose to have at Joy International School, and we hope that all of our students will also adopt this way of thinking. We are preparing you children for an entire lifetime of successful life. We want you to succeed in many aspects. This is why your mindset and your attitude is so important.
This year, let us focus upon our own mindset and try to choose to have the mindset that will help us to grow the most. We are very excited to start the new year, and we have high hopes for what we will achieve. It is important to remember that, no matter what, our achievement starts with a choice we make in our own mind for how will respond to the situations and events in our life.
Let’s do this together, and we will have a very good school year!