Torah Values on Overcoming Failure – CLICK TO COMMENT

By Nancy Tobias    I went to my new friend’s’ house for the first time. I was really excited and anxious. We decided to go to the park. We went with her whole family. In the park, I fell and really hurt my foot. I didn’t want to cry in front of the whole family, I was really embarrassed. I ended up spraining my foot badly. Coming to school I was on crouches. I was very embarrassed from the story. I thought everyone would make fun of me. So, I decided I was going to laugh about it. When telling the story I made it into a joke. People started laughing with me instead of at me. Instead of calling my loser they called me funny. I realized that because I was so nervous to hang out with my new friend, I ended up hurting myself. Next time, I know I’ll be calm.