Talya’s Kindness
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“Talya’s Kindness,” Friend, June 2009, 34–35

Talya’s Kindness

I want to be kind to ev’ryone, for that is right, you see (Children’s Songbook, 145).

1. Talya sat in the back of the Primary room and watched the other children prepare for their program next Sunday. Because she was only visiting her grandma for a week, she was not going to be in the Primary program.

2. Talya liked watching the other boys and girls practice their scriptures and talks.

3. One little girl, Rachel, stepped to the microphone. She stood there silently. She could not remember what to say.

4. Rachel burst into tears. She was scared to stand and speak in front of so many children.

5. Talya knew Rachel needed a friend. Even though she did not know Rachel very well, Talya went to the front of the room and gave her a big hug.

6. After Primary, Talya told her grandma about Rachel. “Is Rachel one of your friends?” Grandma asked.

7. “No, but she looked so sad,” Talya said. “I wanted to help her feel better.”

8. Grandma gave Talya a big hug and a smile. “I’m glad you could help Rachel,” she said.

Illustrations by Val Chadwick Bagley