The most valuable thing in life
*A true friend *
The manager of a shop tacking a sign above his door where you could read : " Puppies for Sale”.
Ads with pictures have the ability to attract children’s attention. Soon a little boy was seduced by the ad and asked : " How much are these puppies ? "
The store owner replied: " from $30 to $50 "
The boy reached to his pocket and said" I have $2,5. Can I see them? "
The store owner smiled and whistled. His dog named ‘Lady’ ran out of the kennel, down the aisle of his store followed bye five puppies.
But a puppy was lagging behind... Immediately the little boy noticed it and asked: " What’s wrong with that little dog ? "
The man explained that the veterinary said it has a birth hip deformity that is not curable. The little boy got really excited and said: " It’s the puppy I want ! "
The man replied: " No, Don’t buy that puppy! It’s useless! I’ll give it to you free… "
The boy was upset. He looked at the man right in the eye and said: "I don’t want you to give it to me. It is as good as the other dogs and I’ll pay for it. I’ll give you $2,5 now and 50 cents every month. Is it OK for you? "
The man insisted: "Remember, it will never be able to run, jump and play like other puppies…"
Spontaneously, the boy wrapped the bottom part of his trousers… it showed a sick , twisted leg supported with a large metal rod ... “Look! I don’t run fast and the puppy will need an understanding owner... "
Ashamed, the man bit his lower lip... Tears filled his eyes… but still he forced a sad smile to the boy.
“If only I could find good owners like you to all my puppies…I would be fully satisfied…”
If you find someone to appreciate you for what you are, accept and love you as you are…that is your true friend.
Chaima Awadi-2nd Arts- Messadi School
(Checked by Mrs Hadji)