It's all about Perspective
Yesterday, in art class, 6th graders created "forced perspective" photos with Mrs. Donahue, learning how to create perspective in art. As you can tell from the photos, our students enjoyed this fun and memorable way to explore the topic.
How often do we find ourselves feeling as if we are holding the weight of the world on our shoulders? A myriad of small–or big–things can go wrong, making us feel like the load is too heavy to bear. So many times, when we are feeling down, we hear of someone who is suffering or faced with a situation far worse than what we are shouldering, which tends to put things into perspective. I frowned yesterday when I encountered standing water in my path on my nightly walk, and then felt instant shame recalling the images of those suffering in the floodwaters in Texas. I recalled that earlier that morning, several members of the administration and faculty stood together in the foyer of our beautiful school and prayed together... for our students, their families, and for the many suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. My frown quickly became a smile as I put into perspective just how very blessed we are for so many reasons.
This Friday, our students will come to school wearing jeans and PE shirts or uniform tops in exchange for cash donations to aid our brothers and sisters in Christ who are suffering in Texas. How fortunate we are to be a part of a school family who works to instill values such as compassion and activities committed to service to community into the school experience!
As we continue to watch the heartbreaking images on our social media feeds and on television and as we face our own struggles in life, let us keep the following on our hearts:
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1
May your day be filled with blessings!