vipabc青少年英语 2018-01-28 09:39:05
Claire was a beautiful little girl with only one small (well, big) problem – she was chubby. She was often teased at school because of her weight.
She longed to be like all of the skinny girls in her class who wore cute clothes. Everything fit them perfectly.
When her mom took her shopping, Claire couldn't go into the normal stores at the mall. Instead, she had to go to special stores for "bigger" kids. The clothes there were never as cute as the ones her classmates wore.
The night of her 10th birthday, however, everything changed. Claire was visited by a fairy godmother. She had no idea that she even had one!
Her fairy godmother told her that she would grant her one wish for her very special 10th birthday.
Claire immediately knew that she wanted to wish to be skinny like all of her classmates. The fairy godmother was reading her mind and spoke out.
The fairy godmother cautioned, "Think very, very hard about your wish. You do not want to wish for a selfish desire. Instead, think of something that can benefit more people than just yourself."
Claire thought very hard for a while and finally decided that she would wish for the talent to become a fashion designer. That way, she could design cute and fun clothes for girls who were bigger than normal girls, like herself.
Her fairy godmother was very pleased with Claire's decision. She immediately granted her wish.
As soon as the fairy godmother left, Claire had an incredible urge to draw. She quickly found paper and pencils, and began drawing the most beautiful clothing any young designer had ever imagined.