Once upon a time there was a unicorn. The unicorn dreamed of the giant magical field that it's sisters and brothers and friends talked about for years. The thing about the giant magical field is that you can get there if you are invited by a leprechaun because they have the magic pixie dust and golden coins. So the unicorn dreamed and dreamed of going to the magical field. One day, a leprechaun passed it's way and asked if the unicorn wanted to go to the magical field. The unicorn leaped in joy. and was excited to go to the the field with the leprechaun. The leprechaun gave the unicorn one month to prepare for the magical field. There were certain requirements necessary to enter the field. The unicorn must gather 12 tinker fairies, collect 17 flowers from the garden, and sing for the princess in the castle. The unicorn prepared and prepared and finally the week of the gathering to the magical field came. The unicorn was almost ready, despite 1-2 fairies, and 3-4 flowers, but lost the deep desire it once had to go to the magical field. The leprechaun that invited her was a nice leprechaun. The magical field was still a very enchanted magical field. Nothing had changed in the month, except for the unicorn. The unicorn cried and cried. Were all it's expectations going to be met? It had been to fields before, but never a magical field. So the unicorn didn't know what to do. It talked to it's other unicorn friends who were going to the magical field. They were excited and told it to be excited. But the unicorn wouldn't listen. It wanted to, but it couldn't convince itself that the magical field would be all that good.
What is wrong with the unicorn? What would you say to cheer up the unicorn?
Want to know what I would say? I would say "Hey unicorn, don't you know that not all of the unicorns get invited by the leprechauns? Some leprechauns don't have enough pixie dust, or gold coins. Be happy you are going!"
And maybe, just maybe-- the unicorn would listen.