Everyone Needs Help

everyone needs helpEveryone needs help sometimes and that’s okay! Sometimes parents or teachers can help. Other times it can be friends you know or friends you get to know that can help. Everyone needs help especially if we feel different or can’t do something that the other kids can do or do better. Sometimes everyone needs help  just because! I learned thateveryone needs help it’s okay to ask for help and it’s even okay to accept help from others when I don’t ask. After all help can really make us feel like others care about our well being. Being alone when we feel sad doesn’t make things better. In fact it usually makes us feel worse. Look at this picture of me in my red wagon. Will I be able to go anyplace if someone doesn’t help me? I don’t think so!

Look at my new friend Pedro. He was feeling very sad because he couldn’t get the basketball to go in the basket. He had never played basketball before so he wasn’t good at getting it in the basket like the kids who shot hoops their whole lives. I told him not to worry. I told him that everyone needs help sometimes… even me! I told him that I couldn’t get the ball in the basket either because I couldn’t throw a ball. I could only play fetch.

Everyone needs help sometimes!everyone needs help

A little while later, Pedro met his new best friend. His name is Alex and he told Pedro that he couldn’t get the basketball to go in the hoop very often either. Then he told Pedro that he was really good at playing the guitar. Pedro stopped crying and he told Alex that he always wanted to learn how to play the guitar. Alex told him that he would teach him and asked him if he wanted to come to his house after school one day. Pedro was so happy.

So now you maeveryone needs helpy be wondering if I am still in my red wagon just waiting for someone to come and pull it for me. Well… Guess what? Everyone needs help sometimes so I barked loudly and shouted. “Hey Sally, please come and help me.” Sally came and started to pull the wagon. She said, “Don’t worry Rugby. Everyone needs help sometimes… even me!”

I am your friend Rugby Jones and don’t you ever forget it!

Rugby’s Maze

Rugby's MazeRugby’s Maze is the game for today. Guess What?  I thought it would be fun to add some activities for you to do here. This one is very easy. Just get your mom, dad or teacher to print “Rugby’s Maze” on a piece of paper for you. The only other thing you need is a pencil.

Rugby’s Maze

Do you know what Rugby’s Maze is? Well, I’ll tell you. Rugby’s Maze is a kind of puzzle and you have to find your way from the entrance to the exit without crossing over any lines. There are real life mazes too and they are called labyrinths. Sometimes the lines are made out of bushes and you have to find your way out by walking and not using a pencil like you use for Rugby’s Maze.

Rugby’s Maze is a pretty cool one because you start where I am looking at you in my wheelchair. As you take your pencil and try to follow the path, you will see some friends along the way. Maybe you can think about ways to show them kindness. Remember that kindness rules in schools and everyplace else.

When you get to the end, you will see me waiting for you on my beanbag chair in my house. How cool is that? Way cool I think and I bet you do too!

Guess what? If you get your mom or dad or teacher to send me suggestions for other activities, I will put them right here on my site. Please let them know that I don’t share email addresses with anyone. Also if they have other suggestions, I would welcome them. It’s always good to have more than one person or dog help share good ideas. Maybe you have your own suggestions. If you do, just ask an adult to send them to me right here. Rugby (at) RugbyJones.com.