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Look for the Beauty

I have learned that things don’t always go the way that they were planned. 

If something doesn’t happen the way that I want it to, 

I try to make the best of the situation. 

I always try to find something good in everything that happens. 

Last year, I broke my ankle when I was walking on an icy sidewalk. 

At first, I was very upset. 

I was missing school, and there was a party that I wanted to go to. 

I couldn’t do very much of anything. 

My ankle was very sore. 

I stayed home, and I read a book. 

It was an excellent book, and one that I probably would not have had time to read under normal circumstances. 

My friends brought my homework to my house, and we had some really nice visits while they were here. 

I had to accept the fact that I couldn’t go anywhere on my broken ankle, so I made the best of a bad situation. 

Once, I lost my way when I was out camping. 

I ended up in a very large field. 

I was afraid that nobody would find me, but I calmed myself down and took time to

examine all the interesting wildflowers in the field. 

My family did find me. 

They were surprised at how calm I was. 

I have learned that there is something valuable inside every adventure and something beautiful inside every person. 

We had a new boy who came into our class. 

His clothes weren’t in style, and he was not particularly handsome. 

Some of the boys and girls made fun of him. 

Sometimes, people can be really cruel. 

He seemed to handle it all right, but inside, I knew that it must hurt. 

Some of my friends and I invited him out with us. 

We found out that he had a terrific sense of humor, 

and he is probably one of the nicest people that I have ever met. 

He has since become one of my best friends. 

It makes me ashamed when someone that I know judges someone by how they look. 

It isn’t fair to do that. 

You’ll find that something good comes out of almost every situation. 

You’ll find something good about almost everyone that you meet if you look hard enough. 

If something doesn’t work out the way you planned it, just make the best of the situation. 

Look for the beauty in everything.

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