On the day of the talent show

It was the day of the talent show. I was at recess when I bumped my head on a pole at the playground. A kid nearby saw me and asked if I was OK. I didn’t know I was bleeding until I saw some blood on my hand from where I’d touched my head.

When I went to the teacher, she told me to sit on a bench and wait for the school nurse. As I sat, I thought about what I’d been learning in the Christian Science Sunday School. I realized that the thoughts that said I was hurt were untrue, because God is good and gives us only good thoughts about ourselves. I knew that God wouldn’t let anything bad happen to me.

When the nurse came, I was surprised she had a wheelchair with her. I told her I didn’t need it, but she insisted that I sit in it. Once we got to her office, she started checking me out. My mom came soon after, and the nurse said that I needed to go to urgent care and get stitches. The school said I couldn’t come back without a doctor’s note saying I could.

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