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The Special Gateway - Kunal Rajpurohit

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I have gone through many gates. It can be someone's home, the glorious forts of Rajasthan, or Haveli's entrance, but I always find that gates never speak, and that's so true. How can a non-living thing tell? They say and share feelings if they see you worth it. I got to talk with the gate but only twice in my life! 15 years ago, when I had my first day at school, My School's gate spoke to me and said, Hi! Kunal, What you are finding out is inside me. Let's see if you can crack it and find it.  Though I find it true that time that everything is inside my school, my hope, prayers, friends, everything that goes in my mind comes again within my school, and that's very true for a child or a student who has been there for 15 years, part of an immensely great 30 years old institution. I was completing my 15 years in the school, and the school gate talked for the second time, and I was well prepared. Gate spoke, "Did you find the thing which you wanted?." I sa

Humility - Nishan Karki

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  Nishan is a student at Pestalozzi Children's Village India and a regular contributor to the Joy Of Learning Diaries . 

The Power Of Love - Shambhavi Nautiyal

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Have I felt the power of love? (Thoughts and experiences) Feeling the power of love, love to me is loving someone without any self-seeking interest; it may be full of evergreen thrill, adoration and concern, but it can also be thinking about a friend, being reminded of a glimpse of each other laughing together or having deep conversations and having a good time. I feel love whenever I hear of someone's trust in me and how they can rely on me after coming a long way together with them in life. I feel love whenever I practice self-love by looking out for myself, no matter what, feeling that I have matured in myself and invested that time for myself. Love is like a journey; the deeper you go, the more immersed, wise, and experienced you become and the more content and happier you feel with life. You may die, but your love shall stay on to be.  Follow your heart; everything will be alright and meaningful, and helpful. It may be a journey of a relationship with someone else, something t

Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging - Shilpika Pandey

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It is definitely a tiny world inside our homes, like we say, and the moment one steps out, the circumference magnifies. The realization hits us that now, we depend on our social behaviour to make the outer world OURS. And here enter the vital aspects of social life, DIVERSITY, INCLUSION, and BELONGING,  that  teach us 'how' to interact and align everyone from diverse backgrounds, include them in our learning journey and help them in the belongingness of the same. We must appreciate the incredible Diversity around us that helps us grow socially into an enriched and better person that finds joy in knowing people from everywhere, absorbing their learnings, communicating, and exchanging opinions, while training to be globally concerned individuals. When we have a group that is diverse and different, we gain a bank of multiple values, ethics, cultures,  and working styles, which becomes a strength of a dependable team, leading to brilliant productivity and effectiveness! The lesson

Something that I want to change - Tenzing Dhekyong N

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The photo is from the book: The Little Book of Values: Educating Children to Become Thinking, Responsible and Caring Citizens by Julie Duckworth and Ian Gilbert The caste system is not a big issue these days, but I would love to change the system of the higher and lower classes by educating others about beliefs and disbelief. India is also called "the place where girls are not safe". So I want to change this thought of everyone on this. Not only me but everyone could help by being respectful towards women and giving them full fundamental rights.

The Power Of Love - Anvesha Rana

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                             Earlier I was a mysterious soul, Inside me, I had a deep hole.  Which neither time nor work could reap,  All I needed was a retreat.  The vacancy grew larger,  The loneliness grew bigger,  But I still lurked in the corner,  Still searching for something warmer.  But then I saw a beautiful white dove,  Which perched up my tree,  Once it went, it came later affectionately,  And became a family guarantee!   I realized my family,  My mother, father and sister,  I saw them care, caress, fluster and support,  All in the name of love.  I understood my friends,  Calling me to make amends,  Or to catch up with the latest trends,  All in the name of love.  Then I discovered my passion,  Which taught me dedication And devotion and compassion,  All in the name of love.  I learnt a lot from them,  But I also learnt a lot from myself,  Which made me learn one more thing And that is Self-Love.  Thank you for  making me realize,  making me believe  And making me feel  The

Merry Christmas 🎄!! - Oshi Singh

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  Weihnachten Merry Christmas ⛄🎄!! Wir alle lieben Weihnachten! In Deutschland wird der Weihnachtstag 25, Familien lesen Weihnachtsgeschichten und singen Weihnachtslieder zu Weihnachten. Sie sitzen zusammen und essen traditionelles Essen. Die Deutschen haben zu Weihnachten einen Countdown-Kalender "Adventskalender". Vier Wochen vor Weihnachten wird jeden Sonntag eine Kerze angezündet. Die kleinen Kinder freuen sich über ihre Geschenke. Ein weiterer wichtiger Tag vor Weihnachten ist der Nikolaustag am 6. Dezember. St. Nikolaus ist bekannt als der Geschenkebringer für Kinder. Am Vorabend des Nikolaustages stellen die Kinder ihre Schuhe vor die Tür, die er mit Süßigkeiten und Schokolade füllt. An Weihnachten wird traditionell gerne Kartoffelsalat mit Würstchen gegessen. Bei den Süßigkeiten sind Lebkuchen und Spekulatius bei allen am beliebtesten. Sie sind bereits ab September auf den Weihnachtsmärkten und in den Bäckereien erhältlich. Ich finde Weihnachten seid sehr lieb. Jedes

Merry Christmas! - Rishona Chopra

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Merry Christmas !! I know most of us don't believe in the stories of Santa Claus, but sometimes it's good to play along with it and enjoy the festival!     A small act of giving could mean everything to a person. Giving not only makes the other person happy but also makes us happy. As said,' make others happy, and you will be satisfied in the same way give and give, and you will feel better. When we give, we shouldn't expect the same from a person. We should give from our hearts. At Christmas, we receive gifts but have we ever thought that instead of receiving, we should give more and buy things, not for us but others in need. If we can afford it, buying stuff for us when we need them makes sense. There is a tremendous difference between want and need. When we want something, we don't really need them; when we need them, we want to use them properly. So on Christmas, we should give and not take, and we should give it in such a way that we do not mind if the other of

Cloud Formations - Rishona Chopra

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The beautiful clouds hover over the sky,  Some hide behind like they were shy! Cirrus, stratus, cumulus, and nimbus clouds, There are  cirrostratus, cirrocumulus, altostratus, Altocumulus, stratocumulus, nimbostratus,  And cumulonimbus clouds . Some are dark, high and loud! Others are light and pretty. Some make the shape of a cute kitty. Those beautiful clouds I look at, Few are flat, few are fat! A miracle in the sky, They shine proudly, meeting me in the eye! Rishona Chopra Grade VI Gyanshree School

Life like tangled hair! - Rishona Chopra

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When you have tangled hair, you know it but don't want to comb and untangle them, do you? They just keep increasing, and you have to separate them very soon, but this time, it pains quite a lot and becomes pretty tricky for you. It is something similar to our life too.   There are so often problems in our life we don't want to solve, we feel they are too small to care about, but if we neglect those issues and don't even try to solve them, which could be done in a jiffy, we just don't care about it thinking that it is not worth our attention as it is a small matter. Like the situation with tangled hair, we neglect the small tangle, which soon creates a bigger problem that is difficult to solve. Minor problems prepare us for significant issues in life. If we can't solve the small ones, how on Earth could we solve the big ones? Rishona Chopra Grade VI Gyanshree School

Something You Want To Change In Yourself and How? - Pestalozzi India

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Many people have been continuously advising me to change my behaviour as I might lose all my friends and people around me because of my behaviour. I am also an ill-tempered person and dismissive of their suggestions. I make false promises and divulge without thinking how they might feel later who trusted me so much. I dither whenever I have to make any difficult choice, maybe because of my anxiety and lack of confidence. I should speak up for myself and build self-confidence. I will be a trustworthy person. Even Pestalozzi has given us many opportunities by organising workshops to be self-possessed to improve our public speaking skills and body language among many people.  Jeni Sherpa There are many personality traits that I want to change that are not good for me. The first thing I want to change is my temperament; I am short-tempered, get angry about minor things, and start fighting with the person who made me angry. I should change this habit and try to ignore those little things. T

Reading - a skill that needs rebirth! - Shilpika Pandey

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Those who read, read fluently, write well, and speak well! Reading is one of the best activities to keep your mind focused, enhance your vocabulary,  improve pronunciation and inculcate the habit of making reading an essential part of one's regimen. Reading is a catalyst for an intellectual, thinking mind that sharpens analyzing and brainstorming skills. An old-school activity that is irreplaceable and much needed for our students to keep them away from the hovering world of social media and make them add to their wisdom, knowledge and a composed lifestyle. When an individual picks up a book to read, he or she unfolds a lesson to remember and change the mindset, thus changing life for the better. Reading helps build conversations, and meaningful conversations take place. So keep reading! Shilpika Pandey My Good School

हमारी हरी घास की छप्पर वाली झोपड़ी और बौना पहाड़ की यात्रा। - Hindi Podcast

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Listen to one of our best podcasts for 2022 #JoyOfLearning हमारी हरी घास की छप्पर वाली झोपड़ी और बौना पहाड़ की यात्रा। Vani: "ॐ नमः शिवाय गुरुवे सच्चिदानन्द मुर्तये निस्प्रपञ्चाय शान्ताय निरालम्बया तेजसे"। अर्थ - गुरु सभी का आत्म है, सत्य, ज्ञान और आनंद का अवतार है। जो संसार से परे, शान्त, स्वतंत्र और दीप्तिमान हैं, उन्हें नमस्कार है। Yashraj : माय गुड स्कूल में एक साल वास्तव में तेजी से बीत गया है जो हमारे हिंदी सत्र का भी अंत करता है। इस सत्र का हिस्सा बनकर हमें बहुत खुशी हुई, इसलिए मैं यशराज। Vani: और मैं वाणी । Yashraj:  हिंदी के सत्रों की यात्रा के बारे में इस पॉडकास्ट की मेजबानी करने के लिए यहां हैं। लेकिन, क्या आपको नहीं लगता कि इस पॉडकास्ट को और अधिक रोचक बनाने के लिए हमें अपने कुछ और जॉली इंटर्न की आवश्यकता होगी? Vani: सच में, इसलिए मैं अपने दोस्तों और इंटर्न- रिशोना, शांभवी, आरफा,और संदीप सर को आमंत्रित करती हूं। Yashraj: रिशोना, शांभवी और आरफा, कृपया हमारे साथ हिंदी सत्र के अपने विचार और अनुभव साझा करें। Rishona: हां, मैं इस बात से पूरी तरह सहमत हूं कि हमारी हरी घा

Something I want to change in myself and how ? - Pestalozzi World

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My first thought was to change something physical – and magically drop some extra weight I had gained. But honestly, I think even more than that, I would like to become more organised. And if I could change that, I could finally start to exercise and lose weight, too! ☺️  - Januka Basnet I would like to change my behaviour because I sometimes behave rudely to others when I get angry. If I change this habit, I will be more friendly with others rather than fighting with them over small things. It can only be done by keeping myself calm and ignoring the actions that make me angry.  - Manisha Rana I always want to change my every bad into good, including my habits, goals, situation etc. I want to be more friendly with others and never misunderstand others. I want to be happier by searching for happiness in every moment, and also I want to live a simple and confidential life. I will do these things by cooperating with every worst situation and overcoming any obstacle that I face in my life

The Diary Of A Paper - Rishona Chopra

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Dear Diary,   I hope you have a day full of colours and joy because I do not have one! I was being made in the factory just yesterday, enjoying my life and relaxing until they put me in the suffocating packing of plastic. Goodness, it is so difficult to breathe; I think I might die!! I can't wait for someone to buy and get me out of the suffocating packing. Oh, there goes a customer! Yes, you please do pick me up!! And yes, that little girl achieved quite a difficult task, didn't she?  ________________________________________________________________________ Dear Diary, I am out of that plastic packaging, finally!! It's a day to celebrate and enjoy. That young girl is so lovely. She even threw that plastic packaging in the dustbin! I bet she understood my pain and threw him as punishment. I can't wait to draw and paint with those bright colours.  ________________________________________________________________________ Dear Diary, It's been two days, and the girl hasn

Something I wanna change in myself and how? - Tenzin Nyingsel

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I've always wanted to be confident that I can always stand out for myself without hesitation. Anxiety has always been the worst problem that could ever happen to me, and the time that happens, overthinking starts, my hands start shaking, and the words from my mouth become quiet. To overcome those situations, many workshops have been done in our Village provided by Pestalozzi so that we could work on our public speaking skills, which is very important for us both in present and future. So I'm looking forward to improving that thing in myself so that I won't hesitate next time whenever I'm speaking or communicating with anyone. There are many things I want to change in myself, like improving my speaking skills and the body language I use. Will try improving them by pushing them again and again.  I have many other habits like I support the people I am close to, but sometimes when I require them to help me, they just show their back. To improve this habit, I think I shouldn

Coffee With The Coach : Our Culture - Anvesha Rana

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Today We Talk About Our Culture People are only mean when threatened, which is what our culture does. That's what our economy does. Even people with jobs in our economy are threatened because they worry about losing them. And when you get threatened, you start looking out only for yourself. You start making money as a god. It is all part of this culture.  We should build our own culture. It doesn't mean disregarding every rule of the community, but while obeying the little things, we create our own choices for the big things - how we think, what we value - those you must choose for yourself. You can't let anyone- or any society - determine those for you.  Our culture conditions people. It's the same for women not being beautiful enough or men not being rich enough. It's just what our culture would have you believe, but don't believe it.  Every society has problems, and the way to do them is not to run away. You have to work at creating your own culture.  No matt

Reflection : Something I Wanna Change - Richen Khando

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I want to change my habit of being angry; I have a very short temper, and that is what I want to change. Many people tell me that I get fit very fast, which makes my friends sad, and I do too. So, I try to be calm by listening to music or taking a long breath (3 times), which is how I try to keep my temper cool.

Pain Is Compulsory But Suffering Is An Option - Rishona Chopra

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Pain is compulsory, it is a part of life and can't be changed, but do we let that pain affect our mind and turn it into suffering? Pain is the truth of life. It is something we can't change. There is a term that is used in Buddhism that is -  Dukkha: Life is painful and causes suffering. Many people might say that Buddhism is pessimistic or negative. The challenge is dealing with the pain. We let the pain get to our minds and convert into suffering.  Suppose a person regularly has negative life experiences from a series of body illnesses. In that case, that means she has negative energy inside her due to some adverse action of her immediate or far-off past. This negative energy is at the present moment coming back to her in the form of negative scenes in her life.                               "We are healed of suffering only by experiencing it fully." Rishona Chopra Grade VI Gyanshree School

The Unforgettable Journey 🚙 - Oshi Singh

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Image courtesy https://blog.klm.com/ , used by Oshi Singh for representation only.  This poem is an inspiration from the poem, ' When I Set Out For Lyonnesse' by Thomas Hardy. There are two interpretations of his poem. First, he was out to a new land for his work, and over there, he met a girl and fell in love. Later they got married, and then he wrote this poem as he believed his marriage changed him for the better. Although the second interpretation is that when he went to the new land, which he refers to as Lyonnesse, he went through a drastic spiritual change, and after he came back, everyone could see he returned a better man. So his poem was about his journey from ignorance to enlightenment.  This poem that I have written captures the emotions felt by Thomas Hardy throughout his journey to the far-off land of Lyonesse. It captures how he was unsure before setting out on his journey and how he changed for the better.  When I set out to Lyonnesse,  A hundred miles away.  I

Reflection on what makes you feel who you are - Shristi Khulal

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Even though I am not exceptionally talented, the support, love, help and care I receive daily from people around me makes me feel who I am.  The knowledge, education, encouragement and motivation I get from those who help me endlessly in my life are my parents, teachers, friends and Pestalozzi; all have helped me become a better person.  The challenges and even problems that came into my life made me stronger and braver.  Thus, these are the things that make me who I am.

Internship Program - Shilpika Pandey

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It is spellbinding to see that Internship is no longer limited to working professionals; at My Good School, the Internship Program facilitates the schools with an exclusive internship opportunity for children. It’s a niche creative learning and growing environment comprising Values and virtues as an integral part. The Program is one of a kind ever in the education sector. It is an excellent opportunity for children to acquire soft skills and visualise themselves as future editors, writers, authors, podcasters, bloggers, and other creative individuals by having hands-on experience while working on projects and networking extensively with professionals beyond the schools. This is a wishful ladder of opportunities where each child picks up skills and values step-by-step and comes out with a confident, abled, skilled and complete personality. #InternsMatter "Future belongs to the young. We must not only trust them with responsibility but must thrust it upon them whilst they are still

Joy of learning - Shilpika Pandey

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The Joy of learning is an atmosphere.  Learning becomes easy and a pleasure to pursue when the atmosphere is brimming with Joy!  A student and an educator grow together in this journey of joyful learning.  We are happy we have been given a chance to contribute our bit to this incredible journey called the Joy of learning! Shilpika Pandey mgs@ebd.in

What makes us who we are - Nishan Karki

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It us a common perception that our thoughts, behaviour and nature make us who we are. If we behave correctly to other people showing them respect, they will assume that we have good manners and behaviour. Maintaining a good personality is beneficial and important in life. - Nishan Karki -- Shelja Thakur Pestalozzi World Local Alumni Coordinator and Senior Student Liaison Officer https://pestalozziworld.com/ about/where-we-work/indian- village/

What makes us who we are - Monika Singh Pundir

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The person I am today is because of my parent's hard work. If I didn't have parents like them to give birth to me, l would never be able to stand in this world.   Not only my parents but there are also many people behind me in this position right now, like my teachers, who were always there to help me with my problems and teach me the right things to do. I am very grateful to them for whatever they have done for me.  I am most grateful to Pestalozzi Children's Village Society, who provided us best to the best facilities in the field of education and wants us to have a brighter future. Finally,  there are my friends who always supported me and trusted me.    Monika Singh Pundir

What Makes Us Who We Are - Tenzin Nyesel

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Photo courtesy Cheme Dolma Palden https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-pestalozzi-children-village-society The first people that came to mind after hearing about that topic are my parents, who have done so much for me. The way I'm able to live, read and write is all because of my parents who've invited me into this world and have done so much hard work for me to live a good life. Then my second thought was my teachers who've taught me not only studies but also good manners and habits. The last thought was that my friends have always supported me and always been there for me at whatever stage. These all are people in my life who've made me who I am right now, for which I'm very thankful and grateful. Tenzin Nyesel Pestalozzi Childrens Village, India

Kurseong: The land of white orchid - Rishona Chopra

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Helen Lepcha belonged to the indigenous Lepcha community, an ethnic group scattered across Sikkim, the Darjeeling Hills, the southwestern parts of Bhutan and the Ilam District of Nepal.  Born on 14 January 1902, in Sangmu Village (South Sikkim) to Mr and Mrs Achung Lepcha, Helen was the third of seven children.  Her family moved to Kurseong shortly after she was born. Surrounded by lush green tea estates with well-pruned bushes, the towns of Kurseong and Darjeeling started witnessing the arrival of education and infrastructural development in the early 19th century. This created ample job opportunities compared to the then princely state of Sikkim, leading Helen's father to move to Kurseong. Kurseong is a beautiful town known as The Land Of White Orchids. It was initially called "Karsan Rup", which means  The Land Of White Orchids.  Even Mark Twain spent some time here. However, Kurseong is most popularly associated with Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, who was imprisoned in

The Great Tribal Warriors of Bharat - Anvesha Rana

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The meticulous lines drawn out from the intricately woven Indian history narrate a tale of valour and patriotism, chivalrous and courageous fighters astounded the invaders with defiance for crumbling in pain their fragile and ancient machinery might lay down on the battlefield. Still, the spirit of freedom ignited further after losing. Indians unified is a resilient symbol of Pure Indian Strength; our most significant asset lies in our people.  A girl of mere 14 years of age being a mentor to Kasturba Gandhi, or a British official holding a man defeated, in his highest esteem. It is not the power but the personality of Indians that is embedded, leaving indelible impressions on people. Helen Lepcha, a lady of substance from the Lepcha community, helped Netaji Bose escape and was a chief member of the Non-Cooperation movement. Our impregnable freedom is a culmination of the endeavours of numerous freedom fighters; the depths of oppression create such heights of character. Our Ind

Player Of Games - Gaurangi Rastogi

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There is a question for all teenagers here, including myself. "Do you feel that being a teenager is too good to be true?"  My answer would be yes, as I  have been facing a lot these days, like Peer pressure, jealousy, experimenting with new genres of books, and trying to get my act together to make a comeback to this world of writing blogs and writing a book called "now let me tell you. I don't want to spoil the surprise, but I am giving a short intro. So, a teenage girl called Amanda was working as an intern at a graphic design company. She was satisfied with her job. One day, while she was walking back home, she was abducted by some men. The rest will be told in the book. These days, I am studying a lot and the Holiday Homework is just so much. Seeing this problem in managing everything in my life is a challenge I am trying to solve now. This would answer my question to people who question my capabilities, but I will give them intense competition in life.  I end my

Self-realization - Rishona Chopra

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Do you know yourself? When we are asked about our weaknesses and strengths, don't we take quite a long time to understand ourselves? We try so hard to understand others but do we honestly appreciate ourselves?  The human brain is full of complexities and thoughts that we, too, fail to understand. We need to understand our passion, our capability and to what extent can we reach. I was asked who I was, And there was a pause, A long stretch of silence, I was thinking as if it was science. I realised I fail to understand who I am, Did I have the ability to pass a challenging exam? I needed to understand by ability, Years pass by, I still don't appreciate my being. Rishona Chopra Grade VI Gyanshree School

Happiness From Within - Rishona Chopra

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Happiness is one of the most critical and defining qualities of life. Everyone wants to be very happy all the time, and no one wants to lose their happiness at any moment. There is nothing more important than being happy in human life.  It's the top priority of all humans. But at the same time, everyone feels that happiness is not permanent and comes and goes away very quickly.  This is because the source of happiness for most people today is external and external sources in our present lives keep changing and going through ups and downs. Some people in the world also feel that this is how happiness has been eternal - unstable and temporary in nature, and there has never been any time in the world when happiness was permanent.  All of us want happiness in our lives, but so many bad things are happening in the world; how can we be happy on earth? Here's the answer, we don't get happiness from things and situations. Even the worst thing in the world can have a positive side!!

What makes me think who I am - Tenzing Dhekyong N

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I belong to Pestalozzi, which makes me feel proud; whenever I go to school, the teachers treat me as a special one because Pestalozzian children do excel in their academics and as well as in the field of sports. I am very grateful to be a Pestalozzian because Pestalozzi has taught me to be independent and mature enough to judge right or wrong and the innovative ideas that make me feel who I am. Expressing my gratitude towards someone makes me think about who I actually am.  Tenzing Dhekyong N https://pestalozziworld.com/about/where-we-work/indian-village/

When I Die - Reveda Bhatt

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So, God gave me a new life to live, but, you know, let’s face it, I am not immortal, so I have to die one day. I know I’ll be walking toward the cliff one day and disappearing into the grieving, shallow darkness. To those who think -Thinking about death is depressing, or maybe I am depressed. Ahh, that’s a straight-away no because thinking about what’s going to come one day is absolutely normal, be it a new start to life or a jump to death. In fact, thinking about it gives me a unique perspective on how to look at life - it’s just the beginning of the end. That may sound weird, but personally, it inspires me not to hold on to a moment looking for the lost one but to move on to see what the next brings. Plus, it’s all about perspective -if we hold on to one side, we might miss out on the fun on the other. Plus, one thing I read recently- “Cycles exist because they are excruciating to break.” So, you see, this end called death exists because if it didn’t, either way, nobody wants to leav

Could Have Been - Reveda Bhatt

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“Sometimes, the one who loves you is the one who hurts you the most.” - It Ends With Us. Found this quote accurate in and out, and, you know, it’s one of the bitter truths of life, but you just have to accept it that way. Although, in a way, it’s a bitter-sweet truth because once you realise that, you won’t care much about the fact that someday, sometime, someone will, and that would be it - you’ll go back to the ones you had to pretend to forget for the one whom you loved just so that he or she didn’t get offended and lose themselves - but; hey, maturity is where you realise how to control your emotions, how to prevent yourself from losing them - and if he or she does, what you need to do is place aside your feelings and just keep one thing in your vision - you! Even if leaving hurts, just know they didn’t deserve you because you are better. Me: Thinking… Intense thinking… Processing… “I’d like to take the last of my words back because it’s easy to say that the wound will heal when yo

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