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“Phil Discovers Self-Esteem"
There once was a boy named Phil who lived on a farm. Every morning he fed the chickens and cows. Sometimes new calves were born and he got to help them come into the world. Phil was even taught by his father how to play the guitar and sing some country songs.
didn’t like to talk about living on the farm at school as he thought others
would look down on him since many of them lived in the city and wore fancy
clothes, unlike his hand-me-downs.
dreamed: “If only I could live in
the city and be like the others, I would be accepted.”
You see, he didn’t feel any pride in who he was or that he was special.
day, the school announced they would be having a talent show and that the prize
would be fifty dollars. Boy, Phil
thought: “I sure would love to
win that money. Then I could buy
some new clothes and be popular too.”
night, Phil told his father about the talent show and that he wished he had
something to contribute so he could be like the other boys.
His father said, “Son, don’t always keep chasing someone else’s
rainbow when you have your own to discover.
When you believe in yourself, your rainbow will shine and others will
gave his father’s words a lot of thought and decided to enter the talent show.
As he was singing and playing his guitar, he realized it wasn’t about
being like the others or just about winning the money.
He was having fun sharing who he was and finding his own rainbow.
by Dotti Holmberg-Waddell
Published by Apple Core Publishing
Found at www.rightchoicekids.com