1. THINKING OF OTHERS

From Chicken Soup for the Child's Soul

1
THINKING OF
OTHERS

I was miserable at school on the first day.
No kind words had come my way.
It seemed that everyone was in groups or pairs.
I was the only one sitting among empty chairs.
But what happened next changed my point of view.
I heard a voice saying, “Hi, can I sit with you?”
Joy went through me as I saw kindness in her eyes.
The impact of that single word came as a surprise.
Now I have tons of friends ’cause of something I do.
I greet everyone with “Hi,” and maybe you should too.

Jessica Bolandina, 13

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