Modi is a cute clever little monkey, who has got many friends. However, recently he was transferred to a new school because of his parents’ work. It seemed that Modi was trying hard to adapt to the new environment. Let’s find out what happened to this little fellow at school…
On the first day at the new school, Modi was a little bit nervous because everything in the new school seemed unfamiliar. Every face was new, the classroom was quite different and the teachers all looked serious.
Several days later, on the School Friendship Day, everyone was having a great time, singing, drawing, painting and exchanging gifts. Everyone had to exchange gifts with their best friend.
Modi prepared a lot for the School Friendship Day, and spent a whole day choosing a gift. However, when all the presents were shared out among friends, Modi was the only one who had not received a present! He felt terrible. Why? So much effort had been made and in the end no one saw him as a good friend!
When he got home that night, Modi asked his mother what he could do to find good friends. “Modi, my dear,” answered his mother, “you have to give friendships some time to grow. You can’t have friends within such a short time.”
“But how much longer should I wait? They don’t see me as their friend, so I don’t have anyone to talk to.” Asked Modi.
“My dear Modi, you’re a clever boy,” said his mother, “friendships don’t come for free, you must exchange your ideas with people, and you will have to give them real time, affection and sincerity. For a true friend you must always be available in good times and bad”.
“Give them real affection how? I’ve already spent so much time choosing gifts for them. Doesn’t it count as real affection?” Asked Modi.
“My dear Modi,” answered his mother, “maybe you will need to find some opportunities to spend time with them, try to open your mind to them.”
Hearing this, Modi decided to change his ways. After that day, he opened up his mind to others, he spent a lot of time sharing his interests and experiences with his classmates, and he always helped them. Since then, Modi made more and more friends and he felt very happy at school.
You see! To harvest good friendships with people around you, you must have sincerity and patience. It’s time to sleep now. Good night.