I’ve reflected before on the cyclical nature of the school year. Despite our full knowledge (and considerable wisdom) of what’s in front of us, stress levels peak and patience wanes! In the Philippines, we have another notable factor that influences moods – the heat and intense humidity before rainy season!
My advice… eat! This may sound like common sense… the facts are, food provides nourishment, pleasure and, when you include others, fellowship. Aircon helps :). There’s a lot to be said for that person that first urged others to, “Eat, drink and be merry!” The Philippines is a GREAT place to employ this maxim.
As the year draws to a close, savor those final moments and realize that it is a cycle and the ‘refresh and rejuvenate’ part is right around the corner!