I am thankful for children’s books that teach life lessons.
A line from Charlotte’s Web reads, “The next morning, Wilbur was eager to find his new friend. Wilbur called out. ‘I will come down,’ the voice said. Then suddenly Wilbur saw her – a great big spider! The other animals in the barn moved away at the sight of her. They had always thought she was just an ugly spider and they never wanted to be her friend. Where the other animals saw just a spider, Wilbur saw kindness and beauty. He was happy to have a new friend. They were an unlikely pair. Who would have thought that a pig and a spider would become friends? Wilbur saw that Charlotte was gentle and caring. And slowly, so did all the other animals”
What if we were all like Wilbur? What if, where the rest of the world sees a threat, like Wilbur, we see kindness and beauty? What if like Wilbur, we were happy to have a new friend? What if our courage to forge new friendships was the step needed for those around us to overcome their own prejudices?
What is your favorite children’s book?