Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Fairies' Gift

Apology is a lovely perfume; it can transform the clumsiest moment into a gracious gift.  ~Margaret Lee Runbeck

Ess hurriedly prepared for school.  She knew that just outside our front door her fairy ring would be waiting.  Hopefully visited by the fairies overnight.  Perhaps with a gift inside for her.

Yet there was none.

I reminded her that perhaps there was just one thing which remained outstanding.  There was one thing left that Ess needed to do.  Perhaps once that was complete the fairies would be pleased and leave a little gift.

Ess knew at once what she needed to do.  We had spoken about it at length, both the night before and on this morning.  She went to school and apologised to her teacher.  She waited for the little boy to arrive and once he did, she approached him and said "sorry".  He had been hurt by a game they had played together, unbeknownst to Ess.  It was simply a silly childhood game misunderstood.

The fairies heard, their little beating hearts leapt with excitement and pride (as did her mother's).

Upon arriving home from school Ess noticed there was now something within the fairy ring.

We are so glad you were honest, told the truth and said sorry.

"You will know the truth and the truth will set you free".  John 8:32

The little prettily decorated book declared as Ess read.

There was also a little lolly or two which delighted Ess very much indeed.

I noticed Ess' spirit is very much lighter today than it had been previously.

Is there anyone you need to say sorry to today?  I have no doubt it will lift your spirit.


Sarah Markley said...

Beautiful, Cee.

Cee said...

Thankyou Sarah!

Homestay Mama said...

What a wonderful way to learn a very valuable lesson!

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