The Girl In The Corner
--by LoverOfMary, posted Nov 13, 2013
I met her at school where her mom is my math teacher. This day I saw her sitting in a corner of the library by herself, looking very alone. I don't know what came over me but I went to her. At first she wouldn't really talk to me even though I was trying to be a friend. Every time I touched her hair, her hands, or any of her things she moved my hand away.
I felt I had done all I could, but before I left the library I told her that she shouldn't be ashamed of her appearance like because it was our personalities that were really important. I said that each one of us have the right to live happily and freely without being judged by how we look.
I was about to stand and leave when she suddenly stopped me and hugged me!
It melted my heart seeing her smiling and I am so glad I made the effort.
Totally through your story sufficient encouragement has been given to us to not to give up.
Whenever someone mentions their, or another's appearance, i find myself saying "this is merely the vehicle in which our spirit travels". Seems obvious, but i am amazed by how many people haven't considered this before. Kids tend to understand better than most that it's what's inside that counts. X