There is a nine-year-old kid sitting at his desk and all of a sudden, there is a puddle between his feet and the front of his pants are wet.

He thinks his heart is going to stop because he cannot possibly imagine how this has happened. It’s never happened before, and he knows that when the boys find out he will never hear the end of it..

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When the girls find out, they’ll never speak to him again as long as he lives.  The boy believes his heart is going to stop; he puts his head down and prays this prayer, “Dear God, this is an emergency! I need help now! Five minutes from now I’m dead meat.”  He looks up from his prayer and here comes the teacher with a look in her eyes that says he has been discovered.

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As the teacher is walking toward him, a classmate named Susie is carrying a goldfish bowl that is filled with water. Susie trips in front of the teacher and inexplicably dumps the bowl of water in the boy’s lap.

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The boy pretends to be angry, but all the while is saying to himself, “Thank you, Lord! Thank you, Lord!”

Now all of a sudden, instead of being the object of ridicule, the boy is the object of sympathy. The teacher rushes him downstairs and gives him gym shorts to put on while his pants dry out.

All the other children are on their hands and knees cleaning up around his desk. The sympathy is wonderful. But as life would have it, the ridicule that should have been his has been transferred to someone else – Susie.  She tries to help, but they tell her to get out. “You’ve done enough, you klutz!”

Finally, at the end of the day, as they are waiting for the bus, the boy walks over to Susie and whispers, “You did that on purpose, didn’t you?”

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Susie whispers back, “I wet my pants once too.”

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Moral:  All of us go through  good and bad things in life.  We should always remember how we felt when we were in same condition and should not mock others for being in it.  Understanding and compassion, helping others just like we would like to be helped in our hour of need.

(Author unknown)



11 Comments Add yours

  1. Abdul Gani says:

    A well formed incident, with an amazing moral

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    1. Thank you so much dear Abdul! I am glad to hear that you enjoyed it 🙂

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  2. So sweet and cute and so nice that they understood each other. Love and compassion goes so much hand in hand, Amira and it is so nice to be helping one another in need. Beautiful story and so much inspiring too. Thanks dear.


    1. Thank you so much dear Kamal! Yes, it is about having compassion and empathy for others, putting ourselves in somebody else’s shoes, and try to help one another. If we all tried this, we could change our world! ❤

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      1. Yes we could surely change the world but even our little input goes a long way and for sure our world is beautiful and we do have people who are kind and compassionate. Welcome dear.

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  3. LindaP says:

    Beautiful story on compassion! Thanks Amira


  4. Such a wonderful story and she really helped the little boy who wet his pants. World can be a better place to live if we have such great and loving friends and family in our lives. Apt and beautiful pictures, Amira.

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    1. So true dear friend! If we could learn the lessons from a child! ❤

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      1. Yes Amira and they have so much to make us learn life lessons.

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