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Imagine having all the cool clothes you could ever want. Shoes, jeans, tops, jackets, hats . . . all brand new, and all in your favorite colors and styles! Now imagine you also have all the great gadgets and doo-dads you’ve been wanting: i-pod, i-pad, i-phone, loads of the most popular songs on your i-tunes account . . . surely then, you’d be the most popular girl in school, right?
Well . . . not necessarily. You see, as nice as all those things would be, they won’t make people like you. When it comes right down to it, it really doesn’t matter that much what kind of stuff we have or don’t have. What does matter a lot, though, is what we do with one of the most important things God already gave us.
I can remember being in junior high school, lying awake at night, wondering how I could make people like me. Maybe if I wore my hair differently, or dressed more like my friends . . . maybe if I made better grades . . . or worse grades . . . on and on my mind spun, trying to figure out how to be more popular.
If only I’d known then what I know now. The good news is, you can know now what I didn’t know when I was your age! There are some tried and true ways to make people like us more.
When I was in sixth grade, I knew a kid with a funny name, but this kid’s name wasn’t the only thing that made him different. This boy looked different too.
And maybe it was because of his annoying classroom habits or maybe it was the fact that no one knew what to make of a boy who just didn’t fit in, but the kid with the funny name didn’t have any friends.
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