Success after failure in learning new skills – CLICK TO COMMENT

By Rochelle Menahem   One day, Rachel went to her mom and said excitedly, “Mommy, I want to be an author when I get older.” Her mom said, “That’s a great job. What made you decide on that?” Rachel explained to her mother that an author came to school that day and explained her job and what she does. Rachel’s mom asked if she wants to write a story and read it at the library on Sunday. Rachel was so happy. She ran to her room and started writing. She wrote day and night, hours and hours. When Sunday came, her story was done. She was very proud of it. She dressed up in her nicest dress and went to the library. She couldn’t wait to read her story. When it was finally her turn, she went on stage and started reading. When she was done, she realized that none of it made any sense. Rachel was so embarrassed. She ran off stage crying. But, her mom convinced her to write a new story for next week. The next Sunday, she got dressed in her nicest dress and went to the library. When it was her turn, she went on stage nervously and read her story. It was amazing. Now, Rachel knows never to give up on anything.

This story was published in the Bar Mitzvah Magazine