Dear Editor, it is the beginning of a new year and people take stock of what they did in the previous year and make resolutions for the new year. As children, we might not see the significance of this but it is very important.
Taking stock of what you did the previous year helps you to know which areas you fell short and improve on where you did well.
As children, there are a lot of resolutions we can make for ourselves. For instance, our academic work should be key when it comes to making resolutions. If you were not performing well in school, you should strive to improve upon it.
We all know that we have been home since the closure of schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, that did not mean we did not study -most of us studied online and we were assessed.
Through these exercises, we know which areas we performed poorly in order to make conscious effort to become the best.
Again, COVID-19 taught us the need to study on our own and as schools reopen this January, let us continue to study at home to complement the classroom work. We should stop watching too much television and playing video games so we can be serious.
I believe as schools reopen, junior high school final-year students will be preparing feverishly towards the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) which means we have to burn the midnight candle in order to excel and get our first choice schools.
In addition, let us all be helpful at home by assisting with household chores. If there is something to be done and we can do them, let us do them quickly. Whenever we are sent on errands, our resolution should be to do so without complaining.
We should also resolve to be obedient to our parents and teachers. This will make our parents happy and they would go all out to provide our needs even when we have not asked them.
Above all, we should not forget about God and seek His face in everything we do.
Bortianor M/A JHS,
• Achieving a goal makes you feel good about yourself.