By Helaine Jemal Be open to change. You don’t need to be like everybody else. You just need to be yourself. For Purim, everybody has a partner they are dressing up with, but you don’t want to do it with a partner. You want to do it alone. So, you get a little nervous to be the one who stands out and doesn’t have a partner. You end up having a really nice time. Everybody thought it was cool because you stood out and you were yourself. You didn’t need to do a little bit of what your partner wants. It was all by you. This was an example of someone who is not afraid to stand out and be herself. You never know; you might end up loving it.
This story was published in the Bar Mitzvah Magazine