LIFE lessons

I recently found this quote which I absolutely love, by Charles R. Swindoll:

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home.....[a school]. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes

LIFE LESSON #1: Direction

YOU choose where your life is going...not your parents, not your teachers, but YOU! If you decide that you want to be an astronaut, YOU get there, or you die trying. 

Think about what that means for a second ... you can be anything that you set your mind to be. If that is hard to visualise, respect yourself enough to paint that picture in your head and to dream, then to make it happen ... little by little, day by day.

Remember the poster up on our classroom wall? 'Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day by day.'

If you can see it, you can dream it!

Go and make a vision board - cut out pictures of your dreams and wishes for the future - make a collage of all of your dreams and wishes and stick it on your bedroom wall where you will see it everyday. Read it aloud to yourself every day. Live your dreams in this way and you will realise your dreams.

Example from Google:

Who has the courage to show us their vision boards? Email a photo of your vision board to me ( and I'll upload it here :)

Here are some motivational quotes to get you going :) 

Have a great week further :)

And finally because you can never have too much Dr Seuss....

LIFE LESSON 2: Don't be too hard on yourself

We are usually our harshest critic. But really, how can we learn if we don't burn our fingers trying every now and again? We are so quick to attack ourselves when we do something badly, but how often do we stop and praise ourselves for doing something well? 

An AMAZING video about following your dream, not what others tell you to do!


  1. Really inspirational, thank you for all your efforts Miss Anley. We miss you loads.

  2. Hello dear! I miss you all terribly! I am crazy busy at the moment, but will pop in when I get a chance. :)