God made little girls
and God made little boys.
He gives them to us one by one
to fill our world with joy.
Once upon a time there was a little boy named
He could run fast. He could jump high.
He could write his name and say his
ABC’s and 123’s.
But sometimes Joey was sad. Sometimes he felt
all wiggley inside. Sometimes he just couldn’t
His teacher would say, “Joey, sit still!”
“Joey, don’t run!”
And Joey would try very hard to be still. But
Joey still felt excited and jumpy inside.
“I am different!” thought Joey. “I don’t like me!”
Then, the doctor gave Joey’s Mommy some medicine
to give to Joey. Every day Joey took a pill in the
morning and one at noon and one at night
The medicine helped Joey feel better inside. He didn’t
feel so wiggley and jumpy. Joey did all he could
to help the pills do their work.
Sometimes they didn’t work so well, but Joey
tried very hard to be still and only jump and run when
it was time to jump and run. He tried hard not
to push anyone and to sit quietly at story time.
The teacher said, “Joey, you have been a very
good boy today. I liked you before and I like you
now. And I am very proud of you!”
Joey thought, “God made me and God made my
friends. And God loves us every one just the
I am not like Sally. Sally is not like me. I am
not like Lucas and Lucas is not like me.
We are ALL different and that’s OK!”