Squirmles and squirrel the best of friends, family (sisters in fact).
Learning together life ups and down, what to say, and how to act.
They find their lessons in the book of gold,
Listen closely as one of their stories begins to unfold:
Squirrel was excited she had something share,
A fun little story about her teddy bear.
She begged Squirmles to listen to give her an ear,
But Squirmles was busy caught in high gear.
Ignoring her and what she had to say,
Squirmles continued with her busy, busy day.
She didn’t have time to listen, let alone care,
About Squirrel and the story of her teddy bear.
Later that day, Squirmles came home,
Ready to share of she places she’d roamed.
But no one had time to listen or care,
No one had time to hear her share.
Sad and hurt she went to her room,
The pain of being ignored continued to loom.
And then she realized what she had done,
And away she went, she had to run.
To Squirrels she went and she knock on the door,
“I’m not too busy, not anymore.
Tell me your story, please do share,
I want to hear the story of your teddy bear.”
“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets” (Matthew 7:12 ESV).
Things to think about:
Sometimes the hardest people to be kind to are those in your own family.
What is one nice thing you would like someone to do for you? Can you do it for them?
The “Golden Rule” has been respected and taught all over the world for centuries.