Serena Discovers Her Purpose


This is how the story of Serena continues (by ::) mom). You can read the first part of Serena’s story here.

Armed with my sass, smarts, love, and MAKE-UP of course, I made my way through the city. I smiled at everyone even if they didn’t look. Some people did though. When they actually did look, they always smiled back.

I found a fabulous tree house with spiral stairs, huge windows, and a great big bed with the most bouncy mattress ever! I loved jumping on the bed and listening to Michael Jackson or Katy Perry.

I started school and made lots of friends. One day a friend came to school late. She fell off the monkey bars at recess and at lunch she spilled her chocolate milk all over her white shoes. We went to art that afternoon and I drew my tree house. I looked over and my new friend was just looking down like she was having a hard time deciding what to draw. Then, a teardrop fell to the paper. I jumped up and went to her table. I made sure to block everyone from noticing her embarrassment and tears.

“I just hate today, and to top it off my big sister said if I get her shoes messed up that she’ll send me to the forest, and let a wizard adopt me! I hate magic,” she said.

I held up the drawing of my tree house, “that’s where you’ll get to live.”

I hugged her and said, “that’s where WE get to live…”

Needless to say we raced home every day after school, blasted the stereo so loud it made all the animals scurry around outside. Our favorite part of the day was just before bedtime when we jumped from her bed to mine and raced downstairs by sliding down the spiral handrails.

At night we said our prayers and she always told me I must have been made just to make everyone smile.

I think she’s right.

That day I knew my purpose: to pass along my smile. Even when I was alone I stayed strong, I never looked back. I kept smiling and always knew I wanted to help people.

I think I’m off to a good start!

To be continued…


Serena (CHE82) is part of a series of monster rocks created by students at Castle Hill Elementary in Austin, TX. If you have found this rock or would like to continue this story, let us know!

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