I was feeling sorry for myself yesterday, so I posted this photo of a lovely flower to make me feel better.
It didn't work.
I will tell you a sad story so you can see how sad I was. Not that this has anything to do with my story, of course. It's just a made up story--just so you get the sorta feeling that I had.
Mary was a member of a ladies club that she went to every so often. She didn't always go, so sometimes she missed opportunities to do things the group did--like luncheons or parties and stuff. But she didn't really care--you know, Mary had other stuff to do.
One day, Mary got pulled aside by the lady in charge of the ladies club. She said "Mary, I'd like to give these lovely gold bars, worth a lot of money, to most of these ladies. They were in charge of fundraising all year and they worked really, really hard. We are giving them these very expensive, shiny, and pretty gold bars to thank them."
And Mary just sat there wondering why she was hearing this.
"So, Mary, would you mind going to the store to buy the best wrapping paper ever to wrap these gold bars for the ladies? And oh, would you stop and pick up some cookies on your way too, so we can thank them with delicious yummy treats as well?"
"Uh, sure" said Mary. And she didn't really mind.....
Then her feelings were sort of hurt because she wasn't getting a gold bar--even though she knew that she didn't really earn one. But still, her heart hurt a little as she tied those pretty bows on all of their gold bars.
This is the story discussion part:
1) Was Mary wrong for feeling a little left out?
2) Have you ever felt like Mary?
3) Even though Mary is old enough to know better, can you understand why she felt the way she did?
4) Do you think it would be wrong of Mary to spit on the cookies?
Discuss amongst yourselves...