Getting a new toy or activity can be exciting. Although sometimes, when a friend or sibling receives something that you want, you may feel disappointed. Learning to be happy when someone else receives something is not always easy, but learning to share in another’s joy is a sign that you are growing up. It makes Me happy to see you grow in this way.
There will be times when you receive a gift, prize, or enjoy a party because of something you have done or in celebration of an event. It is easy to be happy when you are the one receiving the gifts, but sometimes it’s not your turn, and it’s important to learn to be happy and grateful for your friend or sibling whose turn it is.
Gratitude is a way of appreciating what you already have. Being thankful by remembering your blessings reminds you that even though there may be other things that you want, being happy with what you have can bring you gladness and enjoyment. A grateful heart is one that I can fill with joy and contentment.
Be happy for someone’s else gain, even when you don’t receive anything at the time. Share in someone else’s joy by being happy for what they receive. Your turn will come around too.
Authored by Lyra Anouk. Illustrated by Agnes Lemaire. Colored and designed by Roy Evans.Published by My Wonder Studio. Copyright © 2021 by The Family International.