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The Lessons of  Self-Pity An excerpt from Nandia’s Children, Book III of The Nandia Trilogy
Then Nandia turned to speak again to Margie. “And now young lady, would you mind going back to the idea that your health problems are incurable?” Nandia stepped forward and extended her hand. Margie nodded her head, reached out, took Nandia’s hand and then rose to stand beside her at the front of the room. “Earlier, I noticed that you had some tears when talking about what medical professionals have told you,” Nandia said warmly. “I want to thank you for your openness. It takes a lot of courage to stand up here in front of everyone on our first morning together. Would you be willing to say more about how it felt when you heard that your body has an incurable disease?” Margie nodded and looked down to consider Nandia’s question. “I felt really sad and hopeless,” she said, as tears again began welling up in her eyes. “Yes, I think any of us would feel the same,” Nandia replied. She paused a moment be…