Have you ever been the last one picked for a team?
Everyone knows what it's like to have a bad day. And when Norbert comes home from school, he has had a "really" bad day. As he and his mother talk through the day's mishaps, she gently imparts "The Blessing" on him through spoken word, meaningful touch, attachment of high value, portraying a special future, and genuine commitment.
By the end of the book, Norbert knows he is loved, and that even if he wasn't the first pick for the team, he will always be chosen by his parents . . . and by God.