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|Sally fell to the floor crying. Her mom would not let her go to the movie with friends. How could her life be so unfair?! Her mother refused to give in and told Sally that she was handling herself poorly. The following week, when Sally's mom told her she could not have a sleepover, Sally simply said, "Okay. I understand." Her mother was surprised and delighted. She helped Sally arrange a sleepover for the following weekend.||Handling yourself well can make people more willing to cooperate.||Sally had poor behavior when she didn't get what she wanted. When her behavior improved, her mother let her have a sleepover.|
|Against her teacher's advice, Sally chose a difficult piece to play for the piano recital. She practiced every day after school. When her friends called to see if she could play, Sally continued to practice. Even with all that practicing, a week before the recital, Sally still couldn't play without mistakes. Sally thought about switching to an easier piece but decided to keep working instead. On the day of the recital, Sally, thanks to much practice, played it perfectly.||Practice pays off.||Sally had to practice extra in order to learn how to play her difficult piano piece.|
|Sally had three weeks to get her book report done, so she decided to play video games instead of starting. The next day, Sally thought about finding a book for the report but decided to play with friends instead. She could go to the library on the weekend. The weekend came and went with no library trip. She spent the weekend at her cousin's farm. Soon the book report was due. Sally had not even picked a book yet! She threw together a report. She failed the assignment.||Don't put things off until the last minute.||Sally wasted her time and ended up failing her assignment.|
|Sally had wanted to be a writer for as long as she could remember. Shee was always writing stories. In 5th grade, her school had a writing contest. Sally worked on her entry for weeks. When she won 1st prize, her classmates kept saying how lucky she was. In HS, she took every ELA and writing class that she could. She even took a writing class over the summer. Sally applied for three writing scholarships and won two! Again people said she was lucky and didn't consider all her hardwork.||You make your own luck.||Sally worked very hard to reach her goals.|
|Over the years, Keke and Sally had grown apart. Each had become involved in different activities than the other. While they were still friendly and tried to keep up with each other, they did not hang out after school anymore. When Keke started struggling in math, though, Sally was more than willing to help her out and work with her whenever possible.||True friends will always be there.||Even though the girls were not as close as they used to be, they were still there for each other.|