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My Contribution To Change The World - Tenzin Jambey

What will be my contribution to making the world a better place? One person can not change the whole world, but we must understand that to bring peace, we all must contribute our efforts together.  Every person can not reach out to the whole world; some people who are illiterate, uneducated and poor don't have access to the other side of the world. But, yes! There is a world for simple people, even if they don't know how the world looks outside their village and town. One day, my grandmother asked me where this place called Dehradun actually lies because she had never stepped out of the village.  Like my grandmother, people in the town know nothing about the states, countries, continents, world and planets.  This is how life looks without education; without education, we cannot see the world beyond our surroundings.  Still, even though the world of the illiterate people is limited, there is a world for them: their surroundings, where they live with their family, community and t

Finding Your Voice - Tenzin Nyesel

REFLECTION: " Finding your voice " (inner voice) Let's talk about the voice, not the one with which we speak but the inner voice. The voice that whispers in our mind with powerful and meaningful words. It tells us what's right and what's not. It tells us when to leave and where to go when needed. It tells us when to say yes and when to say no. Sometimes, that voice is crystal clear. It says go or stay, right or wrong, but sometimes it whispers. Always be calm and concentrative to have great clarity of that voice. "Never let your inner voice drown in this noisy world because, in the end, that voice knows what's right for you. Always trust your inner voice."    Tenzin Nyesel, Pestalozzi Children's Village India

Be true to yourself - Tulsi Karki

Picture Courtesy: Being true to yourself means thinking and acting in ways that align with your values and feelings rather than the values of others.  If you are living true to yourself, you feel confident in your identity and you are pursuing goals that you know will lead to your happiness.  It is really important to be true to yourself it will be your guide to living a life for yourself. A life that is fulfilling and filled with all of the things that make you joyful and allow you to live a life of purpose, whatever that looks like for you.  Hence, the only way to live your life happily is to be who you are, not caring what other people might think or say about it.  People are going to judge you anyway, so you might as well forget society and be like others. But keep one thing in mind you have to be true to yourself at every moment of your life.  Tulsi Karki Pestalozzi Children's Village, India.

There are many dimensions to every person - Tenzin Jambey

Picture Courtesy: "We people don't look at the things how they are but we look at them how we think". An object or a thing stays how they are! But people look at them from a different perspective.  Once, a teacher asked two students while showing a picture of a mountain - "What do you see?" The first one said, "It's just a mountain." The other one said, "It's not only a mountain but also a home for the birds that sing and the animals that spend their time playing around." The teacher was surprised to hear about the two different thoughts.  We humans have the same physical attributes. We all have two hands, two legs, one heart, etc. But the brain, being one, has a different way of functioning. And everyone on this earth has a different mentality. The good thing is that everyone has special knowledge, which will make the future a better place.  If we look from a positive side, we will see th

One kind word can warm three winter months - Nishan Karki

Picture Courtesy: Being kind may not be your cup of tea, but it might be worth trying for the warmth it gives everyone.  Snow melts with the warmth of a word of kindness. As such, one kind word can warm three winter months. It means even a small kind word can change someone's life. In other words, a kind word proves to be life-changing. Kind words refer to the good things we say, compliments or appreciation. Three winter months mean a period which is harsh, bitter and cold. If we say a kind word or smile at someone suffering from a problem, it may help the person. Earlier, we wrote a reflection on the topic 'small things are big things'. We can make out that - it is not the size of things that matters; it is the value of things that matters. So even a small word can prove to be life-changing. The power of kindness is widespread. It is the quality that all human beings possess. But it is shown only by some

Change I have seen from my recent past - Tenzin Jambey

Time goes on. We become old, much more experienced as the year passes (like a changing season). Reflection on things and my surroundings has become a part of my life. And from them, I get life lessons. This summer vacation was full of learning and knowledge, indeed. Knowledge is something other than what you get by opening books.  Sometimes life and time teach you the best and most unforgettable teachings. So this vacation, I worked as a labour. Working under the orders of our boss was a different story. Well, for me, it was a lesson I learned that- life is not easy. For every human being, from poor to rich; and businessman to doctor, life is tough, and it is up to us- how we deal with it. The poor people think living a luxurious life is best and that money is everything.  We chase money like a donkey chasing a carrot tied with a rope to a stick, while the master controlling the carrot takes the donkey where he wants. It's just an illusion a donkey sees. And the same case is with u

A letter to my future self - Aria Gupta

Image courtesy Getty Stock Images Sec 104, Noida, Uttar Pradesh A student from Gyanshree School 6 July 2023 Dear Future Aria Gupta How are you doing? Please read this when you're at college or have a job. This is you from the past, and I have tons of questions. Did your/my book get published? I hope it did; I've been working pretty hard on it. What job did I/you get (If I/you have one)? Is it boring? I hope it isn't. Are you/am I happy? I'll blame you if I'm not, even though I'm basically blaming myself. Here's a list of things I never want to become A bully. What is good in ruining someone's self-esteem? A robber. No one wants to become this!  An introvert. I want to have many friends and be super social. Just know, no offence to those who are one. A drama queen. Ugh, I hate those people; they make the most significant problem out of the most minor things. If you are any of those things, I'm warning you in advance, then guilt will take control of y

Reflecting on the My Good School Retreat 2023

Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2023 at 21:52 Subject: REFLECTION ON THE MY GOOD SCHOOL RETREAT 2023. Dear Teachers, Hope you had a nice day. When I got a chance to attend the My Good School Retreat in the Doon Girls School, first l was very excited to see the people from various parts of India whom I had only heard or seen on the screen. On the other hand, I needed clarification about interacting with them. But who knew that I would talk to everyone and enjoy with them.  On the first day, we walked to Khalanga War Memorial, Nalapani, accompanied by Col Vikram Thapa and two more people. One of them was around the 70s and was very kind and friendly. We learnt many things from him, like about the Khalanga War etc. After the walk, we returned to The Doon Girls School, where we had the Icebreaking session, held after the tasty lunch in the school. In the evening, we had presentations by various schools which were knowledgeable, but at the same time, I was scared too, as it was my first presentation in p

Reflection on peer pressure - Aati Pema

How I see peer pressure. Aati Pema Pestalozzi Children's Village India  

My foolish mistake - Aati Pema Tseagon

Looking back, I have made many mistakes in my life, but some stand out more than others, and even now, when I recall them, I see that although they were unintentional but still almost deliberate and foolish. I was raised in Ladakh, where even today, children like me go to the rivers to swim even when we know it's not allowed. One day when my friends and I went to another one of these spots, I fell after slipping on a rock while crossing a stream and almost got swept away. I shook it off and continued on after reaching, I was the first to jump into the river and as soon as I did, I felt a sharp pain in my knee and saw that blood was rushing out; my friends at once helped me out of the river and took me back on the way back we met an adult who was lucky a nurse and helped me. Not being in a position to do much, I had 4 to 5 stitches on my knee by a stranger; talk about foolish! After that, my mother found out, and I rightly got scolded for this. I have shared my foolish mistake with

"I was foolish when..." - Reflections from The Sunday School 23rd Jan 2023

"Before sharing my experience, I would like to apologise to all the readers who might or can feel wrong about this statement.  I am a big fan of k-pop and would explain to my family about each member from different Bands and entertainment. I used to feel very bad when someone I was close with fought with me about all this. My family would tell me that no matter how much I watched their videos, they would not know me. I didn't realise how badly it affected my studies until I did horribly in my exams. After I showed the result to my grandparents, they worried about me being inspired by the k-pop idols after I had sincerely thought about myself on the roof. I wondered why my family would tell me not to see the things I like unless and until that would make me enter the world of fantasy instead of where I belong. I also wondered, Why am I not like the old mini-me, the real me. The extroverted and funny part of me was all I missed. That was the last time I promised my family that

What I fear the most... Tenzing Dhekyong N

Reading Chapter 32 - Human Quality: Preparedness "What I fear the most is the scare of the darkness. So generally, many people are scared of the dark. I have been wondering about those creepy things repeatedly during my childhood, so that's why I had a fear inside me of ghosts. I still am scared of a ghost, but I try to overcome them by thinking of funny movements which have happened today".  Tenzing Dhekyong N Pestalozzi World Children's Village

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

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.

Why Reading Aloud Never Gets Old - Edutopia

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Totto-chan - Simar Kaur

My reflection post reading Totto-chan.  What are the similarities and differences between Totto-chan and Simar? Totto-chan is a free-spirited person who loves to find joy in the most mischievous and different activities. Even though, I try not to engage in playful activities, I love to try new things. Totto-chan is not outcome-driven. She likes to live in the moment and enjoy something to its extent. However, I am very much outcome driven and am a future-oriented person. She wants to just go for things. While, I am someone who creates a list of pros and cons in my mind even before taking small steps and think of worst-case scenarios and best-case scenarios and all the possible outcomes of taking that step. And thus, I take a long time to make even the simplest of decisions. I wish I were more of a spontaneous person like Totto-chan but growing up seems to get in the way of that. But nonetheless, I try. I try to take chances and just go for it. But at the end of the day, I try to safe s

The Worm I want to be: Story Reflection - Anusha Jain

My reflection from the story  Ignorance, Evolution and Avatar After reading this beautiful story about enlightenment and awakening, I think most people would want to be like the last group of worms which grow wings and fly away from the canal, those yogis, saints and sages who raise beyond the belt of ignorance to the supreme freedom of spirit. It is wiser to first be the initial group of worms who represent the first stage of ignorance, those who cross the physical and vital evolution phase and rise to the higher mental being and live content and satisfied. It is because we live in a world where we run  an endless rat race and chase after money. We are told to make a promising career and think about our aspirations. So, practically, if we can become like the first group of worms, we would be able to decide about our future in a better way whilst living up to society's expectations. By doing so, we would be able to help other people attain enlightenment and make a difference. Anush

Forgiveness - Ananya Bhatia

My reflection on Forgiveness a fter reading the chapter  in  Doctor Anupam Sibal's  book called Is Your Child Ready to Face the World? Forgiveness is the key to Happiness. Happiness and Forgiveness are both connected to each other. If we forgive, we will also feel a sense of Happiness. Bhagavad Gita says that if you want to be brave, look to those who can forgive. It means that a weak person can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of a solid and courageous person. I conclude by saying that we forgive others for being happy ourselves. My Name is Ananya Bhatia. I study in Ahlcon Public school in class 9th. I like Reading books.

Sharing what Honesty means to me

Our interns have given some short answers given by our Joy Of Learning Ambassador - Sunita Mehta: The first name that comes to mind when I think of honesty is God. Any other word for honesty is uprightness. I am honest about myself. I tend to take the easier way out when I have no idea what I am doing. Rishona Chopra Grade V Gyanshree School ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ When I think of honesty, the first name that comes to mind is my parents. Another word for honesty is integrity. I am honest about the work I do and my feelings. I tend to take the easier route when confused about what to do.   Arav Agarwal Grade V Billabong High International School Thane ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ The first name that comes to mind when I think of honesty is my Grandfather. Another word for honesty is ethics. I am honest about my studies. I tend to take t