The Cracked Pot is an ancient story from China with a very important message about self-worth.
It is told here by Danny English.
Have you ever gazed into a flower and really noticed how beautiful it is?
Flowers are magical and bring colour and beauty into the world. We never hear of a flower complaining about it's asymmetric leaves or the bud that didn't open. Instead they just beam their beauty into the world.
I wish it was the same with humans too but often we focus more on our flaws without recognising that they too can be beautiful. This is a story about finding our beauty and accepting our flaws.
Following the story consider discussing these following questions:
Can you list 5 things that you are good at and 5 things that you don't consider yourself to be very good at? Was it easier to list the things you can do or the things you cant? Can you think why it was easier?
Have you ever tried to do something that you just couldn't manage? How did you feel? What could have made you feel differently?
Can you think of a time when you somebody you know tied to do something but wasn't successful? How did people react? Could you have done anything to have made them feel better?
In the story the old lady gifts flowers to her neighbours. Do you have neighbours? Cold you do something to day to brighten their day? It could be something really simple.