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Tuesday, 11 June 2013

The Story About "Who Am I?"

The Wemmicks were small wooden people, carved by a woodworker named Eli. Every Wemmick looked different. But they did the same thing all day. They gave each other stickers. The talented and pretty ones always got stars. But the Wemmicks with rough surfaces and chipped paint got dots, which meant they were no good.

Punchinello always got dots even though he tried hard to earn stars. Soon he started believing he was a no-good Wemmick. One day he met a Wemmick called Lulia with no dots or stars. It wasn't that other Wemmicks didn't try to give her stickers; it was just that the sticker did not stick on her. Punchinello was curious to know how this was possible and Lulia asked him to meet Eli.

Punchinello felt very happy in Eli's company. "Don't worry about your dots," Eli said. "After all, they are given by fellow Wemmicks. But you are special to me because I made you."

"But why don't stickers stick on Lulia," he asked. 

"Because the stickers only stick if you let them!" Punchinello thought "I think Eli really means it." And at tat moment a dot fell to the ground. Soon he had no stickers sticking to him and he felt good deep within.

How much does one get carried away by what others think of them? What holds you from accepting yourself as you are deep within?

This copyrighted story is found in a book titled How Full Is Your Cup by Insight Publishers.

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