150th anniversary gifts! :)

Yes – this year’s our school’s brilliant, shimmery, glorious 150th anniversary! Students are, for the first time ever, reporting satisfaction towards the generous Parent-Teacher Association, which has donated ice-cream cones for all students to enjoy.

Just kidding about the PTA – we all love them, don’t we? 🙂

Anniversaries are special, and are often celebrated with days out, candlelight dinners, gifts…you name it. Anniversaries are distinctly important to us: each symbolize a core event in our lives. But what makes these days so different from any other? Yes, it might’ve been 365.25*k days since a big event. Yet, how is that different from a day 100 days since then? Or any other day? Is every day not equally worth celebrating? Is every moment of love, joy, peace and hope not worth treasuring?

We may grumble about our monotonous jobs and lives, or bothersome people around us. Problems we come across. Unfavorable conditions. However, with every passing day, we should count our blessings. There’s a line in the song 4:12 that goes

As if you’d never seen a sky before that’s blue
As if you’ve never seen the sky in your whole life

Have you ever realized how beautiful the sky is? How pure the blue is, and how cool a casual breeze is? The joy of blissful music, of company, of quietness, or of noise!

Celebrating anniversaries is great. And yet we should celebrate every day with happy hearts:

This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

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Author: Jessica Y

Economics student at the University of Cambridge. Aspiring data scientist.

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