Good morning, Prep School family,
I hope you are all well and have had a fun and festive weekend. I had a wonderful weekend in London celebrating Mr Bennett’s birthday. We thoroughly enjoyed looking at all the Christmas lights and doing a bit of shopping and eating on the side. We were lucky enough to go and see Phantom of the Opera on Saturday night. For those of you that have been reading these Bulletin’s for a while, you will know it is my favourite musical. I was spellbound from beginning to end and it was the best stage production that I have seen in a very long time. The cast were spectacular and the singing was spine-tingling. Overall, it was an amazing experience.
I thought I would keep this Bulletin simple this week. I know we are all so busy with the build up to Christmas – with the shopping, wrapping, nativities, carol singing, socialising with friends, expectations on ourselves that this time of year has to be perfect. I know that my Bulletin won’t change these things but I just wanted to remind you that at this time of year it is ok not to be ok, perfect doesn’t exist so just enjoy whatever happens if your plans do not go as you thought and it is ok to take some time for yourself and show yourself some kindness. I have attached a picture for you that reminds me of this when I’m in need of reminding!
Christmas quote of the week: “Just remember the true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart.” – The Polar Express
Well-being tasks for this week: These tasks for December are based on doing good.
Tuesday 7 December – Give positive comments to as many people as possible today
Wednesday 8 December – Do something helpful
Thursday 9 December – Be kind to yourself – focus on the positive
Friday 10 December – Listen to others without judging them
Saturday 11 December – Be generous with kindness today
Sunday 12 December – Smile at everyone you see today
Monday 13 December – Turn off your digital device today
Jokes of the week:
Q: What do snowmen wear on their heads?
A: Ice caps!
Q: What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire?
Q: Why is it getting harder to buy Advent calendars?
A: Their days are numbered!
Q: How did Scrooge win the football game?
A: The ghost of Christmas passed!
Sleeps til Santa: 17 sleeps til Santa!
5 things that I am grateful for or looking forward to this week:
Can you try this simple exercise in gratitude and positivity?
- I am looking forward to decorating the Christmas tree.
- I am looking forward to Stories Around the Christmas Tree.
- I am looking forward to the children singing at the Sutton Park Grange care home.
- I am grateful for my gloves.
- I am grateful for family.
Have a wonderful week and thank you for your kind donations to the food bank via the reverse advent calendar. We are extremely grateful for your continued generosity.