I admit. I don't like to make mistakes. Do you? But can we let that stop us from learning? ...from trying? ...from living?
For Beatrice Bottomwell, this is an important lesson to learn. Friday begins like any other day. Everything and everyone in her life was perfectly in place. Beatrice, after all, was the girl who never made mistakes. Until....she had the "almost mistake." Then worry set it. Fear of failure. Hesitation to try anything.
Tonight is the big talent show. Beatrice felt her stomach jumping inside her. "That's her. That's the girl Who Never Makes Mistakes!" "Oh....we know she'll be perfect," they all said. Beatrice doesn't miss a beat.....until......
That night Beatrice slept better than she ever had and the next day....they didn't call her the Girl Who Never Makes Mistakes. They just called her Beatrice.
What a great lesson in this book for students who feel they must perfect everything they do. It's okay not to be "perfect." It's okay to make mistakes! That's how we learn and grow. This is an important lesson in "taking care of ourselves!"