Last week we said that it snowed in the Happy Forest, and that the students all helped to clear away the snow. This week brings the New Year Banquet!
Teacher Rolin arranged a task: “Everyone must perform at the New Year Banquet!”
The students were very excited and began to discuss their ideas, but nobody noticed Victor sitting in the back of the classroom looking very anxious. He was very worried because he had no talents.
At this time, Oxford went to Victor and said, “Hey, I’m going to read some poetry. Would you like to participate?” Victor had no self-confidence, so he declined: “Sorry. I can’t.”
And in no time at all, the day of the New Year Banquet had arrived. Iris and Pandora sang a very beautiful song, and Junior showed everyone his breakdancing skills. Jimmy played the violin. Andrew’s magic got everyone’s attention and drew cheers from the audience.
Teacher Rolin saw that Victor was nervous and went to ask about his performance. As it turns out, Victor still didn’t know what he was going to do. Teacher Rolin asked, “What are you good at?” Victor thought for a long time, and then said, “I can tell jokes, but people rarely laugh.”
“You just lack self-confidence,” Teacher Rolin said. “If you don’t have any self-confidence, then no matter how hard you try during your performance, it still won’t be any good. It’s your turn. Go tell some jokes!”
Victor mustered up the courage to walk out onto the stage and confidently told the audience a joke. Everyone thought it was great, and they laughed aloud. This made for a very warm atmosphere, and it was then that Victor understood the power of self-confidence.
The New Year had arrived, and the students made their wishes one by one. What did they wish for? Let’s find out next week.