Thursday, May 20, 2010
Once, when I was in high school, I decided to run for student council--treasurer, specifically. I made lots of posters and handed out many fliers. I felt like I invested so much time and energy. But I still lost. It was hard to lose, but within a few weeks I had found other activities to participate in and the feelings gradually faded.
Then a few weeks ago my Kitty decided to run for vice president at her school. Memories of my feelings of losing started sneaking back into my head. I worried she might lose because she would only be in fifth grade next year. I worried her speech wasn't good enough. I worried when my DH suggested she use sock puppets for her speech. I worried her poster did not look neat enough. I worried and worried and worried.
But my worry was to no avail.
Sure enough, today Kitty lost the election. For the most part she has been brave, but there have been a few tears. Hopefully a few weeks from now the feelings of losing will have faded dramatically.
And there is always next year.
Kitty, I am proud of you for trying!
Scripture of the Day: 3 Nephi 7:21