From the Principal’s Desk – 08 June, 2017
2017 is most certainly shaping up to be the year of disasters. For many people, the last 24-48 hours have once again been a harrowing experience with the Cape Town storm and Knysna wildfires that have caused damage to homes, loss of possessions and sadly for some, the loss of life.
It is during these times that we have to not only marvel and acknowledge the tremendous power of nature but also be reminded of how fortunate we are. Disasters have the power to remind us all of our own mortality and yet more importantly, what really matters in our lives.
All too often we become complacent about how privileged we are – the fact that we have a family that cares and loves us, that we have a roof over our heads and that we have the financial means to enjoy life to the fullest. In a world where there is always someone less fortunate than us, it’s not a bad thing to stop, reflect on our lives and count our blessings. It might mean saying “I love you” or “I’m glad that you are in my life” to those around you that mean something to you, or it might mean starting to see our world with an attitude of a “half full glass”.
Whatever the situation, I hope that all of us can during these times of natural or man-made disasters try and find the silver lining. There is always something good to find if we are willing to look for it – both in ourselves, each other and the world at large.