Illustrations by Matt Sweeney
Ugh! I just don’t get this assignment. Why can’t I be more like Abby? She’s so smart. And everyone likes her.
Abby, are you OK?
I … It’s nothing. I’m fine.
You’re really lucky.
Me? Lucky? But you’re so smart, and you have lots of friends, and …
But not close friends like you do. And you always look so … happy. I wish I could be more like you.
Later, Mandy tells Mom about her day …
I wonder if it’s easier to see the good stuff in other people than in yourself. I think Abby and I both have a lot to be grateful for.