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13 Oct: Striving for Excellence

This past week my school celebrated our spirit week. It is a week where the students and teachers dress up based on the selected theme for each day, but the highlight of our annual spirit week is the field day. It is a day where everyone goes outside to a park or a gym and we play various games and compete with each other. Throughout the day, the two teams were in high spirits and competed well. However, near the middle of the day, I started to hear whispers of “We lost already. What’s the point?” And this spirit swept through the team like a gushing wind and I found a big chunk of the team not giving their best effort. Unfortunately, this spirit of what’s the point as long as (insert condition) has been evident at school. Many students have been voicing this idea that they do not need to try their best as long as they are happy, having fun, or passing the class.

Kindness is contagious

25 Mar: The Power of Kindness

Jesus was probably the kindest person who ever existed on the planet. His kindness was so radiant that sinners and hardened hearts were turning to him. In the love chapter, 1 Cor 13, love is described as patient and kind. It sounds so normal that love should be kind. However, practicing kindness is definitely not a natural habit for most of us. It comes with practice and training. It is easy to be kind and patient when we feel good and things are going the way that I wanted.