Not Being Mean

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“Not Being Mean,” Friend, Sept. 2008, 39

Not Being Mean

One day I was walking with my friend Alexis. Out of nowhere an older schoolmate said to me, “Move, nerd!” I asked myself, “What would Jesus do in this situation?” I told her that I liked the way she does her hair and the way she picks out her clothing. I felt a good feeling inside telling me I did a good job. My friend Alexis asked, “Why didn’t you say anything mean to her?”

Later after class, the girl came up to me and told me she was sorry. I accepted her apology.