Zehra`s

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Self Confidence
Character Education
Zehra's Diary: Self Confidence
Series EDAM Character School Books: 134
Edam Character
School Books General Editor Prof. Halil Ekşi
Author Neriman Karatekin
Illustrator Yahya Alakay
Editor in Chief Hatice Işılak Durmuş
Editor of the English Version Zeynep Alp
Translation and Adaptation Zeynep Alp
Copy Editing Jane Harrison
Graphic Design Nevzat Onaran, Ahmet Karataş
ISBN 978-605-4919-76-5
Edition 2014, İstabul
Copyright© 2014. All rights reserved by EDAM. No part of these pages,
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Contents
Idling .............................................................. 4
We are in Mourning ....................................... 10
Two Needles and a Ball of Yarn .................... 16
My Confidence is Slipping Away ....................... 20
Idling...
4
While you look it up in the dictionary, let me
explain the word ‘idling’ in detail. I am bored to
death since the semester ended. In fact, I was
looking forward to the last day of school. Plans,
programs... I go to bed whenever I want, wake
up when I please. I can watch TV for hours or
play computer games freely with a supply of junk
food. I prepare puzzles and read whatever I can
find. And the list goes on…
Everything got less and less interesting, though.
I feel like time doesn’t fly anymore. It is as if
time doesn’t want to pass. I don’t skip on my
responsibilities. I still take out the garbage, for
instance. But still...
I spend time in my room. I turn right, I turn
left, I fill things up, and then I empty them…
Result: I’m idling. Because I’m wasting my time.
Because I’m being lazy. I have nothing to do. The
worst thing is that in the morning I have to place
an order with a crane service to haul me up to
5
my feet! No ones happy with it but everyone is
tolerating me.
It was another morning just like this. I ordered
a crane from room service. I hear footsteps,
the crane must be coming. It came closer and
closer but my door was still closed. There must
be a mistake. Room service put a brochure under
the door. What was that? Had my dad given
up on taking me to the bathroom in his arms?
Had mum decided to stop helping me tidy my
room? I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the
brochure. The slogan read, “NO MORE IDLING,
JOIN THE SCOUTS!” I rushed to the living
room. The brochure was not ordering me to
the living room but mum and dad must have had
something in mind, or why would they prepare
this brochure?
Mum and dad did some thorough research. I will
join a girl scout camp for two weeks if I accept
their offer. I need to learn more. I took the
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