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The Other Side of the Story - Giving People the Benefit of the Doubt

Assume that others are noble, and try to understand their actions in that light. Otherwise, you may end up feeling like a big...


"She looks like an elephant! She is�she is an elephant!" The little girl could hardly believe her ears. Had the blaring noise of the wedding band skewed her hearing? Or were two nearby ladies engaged in the most animated ridicule of a young woman sitting a few tables away?

"Just look at her nose," said the one well-dressed wedding guest to the other. "She's an elephant, if I ever saw one." The other woman nodded.

The young eavesdropper turned red. She quickly rose from the table and walked over to her mother's table. "Momma," she said, "see that girl sitting over there? She looks like a very nice girl, doesn't she?"

"Why, yes," said the mother. "Why do you ask?"

"Because I heard some ladies talking about her�they said such not nice things�they said she's an elephant!"

The mother's face lit up in a smile. "Dear, I know that girl, and those women aren't making fun of her. That's her name. Her name is Elifant, Rhonda Elifant!"

Submitted by "Sheindle Freida"

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Based on "The Other Side of the Story" by Mrs. Yehudis Samet, ArtScroll Series

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