This month’s readaloud, Mabela the Clever, shows us that tales from other lands can deepen our perspective about the world around us, and help us see things in a different way. And so, these wise words from a lovely young girl in a far away land, have helped me to see in a new way.
Maybe if I can take her questions, “What can I do better?” as my daily mantra, then that would be the best New Year resolution ever. I love how it ties into those words of Socrates: “the unexamined life is not worth living.”
So, as I take time to “examine” my day, I want to focus on what I can do better–in all areas of my life. And as I ponder that question, I link myself to this lovely Indian girl–my faraway friend from another land who has indeed taught me much about “cleverness.”