Manny is unaware of all of the people around him who love him and care about him. He is focused on the lack of love from his absent father. His friend listens and watches as the people in Manny's life share their time and affection with him. With a smiling face and a positive attitude she mentions that she wishes for what he has, he continues unaware. When she shares a saying by her grandmother, "Count your blessings," Manny looks around and opens his eyes to the love, kindness, caring and blessings around him. His outside world never changed, only his perception of it.