The Frog and The Grasshopper

It was a sunny day and the grasshopper was happily jumping and leaping around in the

tall grass near the pond. He wasn’t paying very much attention when he made a leap

that landed him right in front of a large green frog! The grasshopper quickly

started to beg for his life. He asked the frog to please not eat him. The frog had

just awakened from his nap in the sun and was thinking about having a snack. The

frog asked the grasshopper why should he not eat him?

The grasshopper said he was small and puny and would not be tasty or worth his

time. The frog said let me think for a minute and I will let you know. The

grasshopper panicked and gave the frog a challenge. He asked the frog to let him go

if he leaped farther than the frog. If the frog leaped farther than the grasshopper,

the frog could eat the grasshopper for his snack. The frog agreed to the challenge.

The grasshopper and the frog agreed to leap from the edge of the pond to the tree on

the other side of the pond. The grasshopper jumped first and easily landed behind

the tree. The frog was next. He leaped into the air just over the center of the

pond, when he was suddenly swallowed by a large white crane who had been standing in

the pond watching the whole challenge! The grasshopper was amazed and went on his

merry way!

It is important to look before you leap! I’m sure the frog wished that he had!

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Time

Time.

It doesn’t travel in a line.
When we are young, it slowly passes.
The older we get, the faster it flies by!

We can’t see it.
We can’t smell it.
We can’t taste it.
We can’t feel it or hear it, but like the wind, we know it’s there.

It’s round like the face of a clock,
Or a sundial or the sun as it travels across the sky.
Round like a baseball, basketball, soccer ball or the moon.

Time waits for no one.
It passes invisibly, quietly without any sound.
Time sneaks upon us.

We only see the results after it has passed.
We lose time.
We save time, but we can’t show it.
We can’t find time.
We can’t count time.
We try to take time, but we can’t hold it.
We are out of time.
We only see the results of time as it passes us by.
Time’s up!

We can’t wait on time.
Time is a second.
Time is a minute.
Time is an hour.
Time is a day.
Time was yesterday.
Time was last week.
Time was last month.
Time was last year.
Tomorrow comes but is never here.
Time is today.
Time is now!

The B Story

The B Story

There once was a bee named Bea,

Who wanted to enter the annual styling-bee contest, because she knew that she could be more than a regular yellow and black or yellow and brown bee.

“ I leave my hive everyday and bring back such pretty colored pollen and it all gets washed off. I want to be a different colored bee.” thought Bea.

 

So Bea thought and thought and thought and she finally remembered! When I go to the berry patches, I sometimes get some of the juices on me! Some blue, some berry red, some purple and some black! I will take a juice bath for the styling bee contest!

Bea entered the local styling bee contest and named her entry:

A Bee of Many Colors.

On the day of the styling bee, Bea was ready with her berries and a tub of water to bathe between her change of colors. Other bees, beetles and butterflies brought bonnets, boots, bows, bandanas and bangles.

Finally it was her turn to show the judges and everyone there her new colors!

“I am about to be a blueberry bee!” she said to everyone.She jumped into the bowl of blueberries and flew around the room. She was the prettiest, bright blue berried bee anyone had ever seen!

The judges and the crowd oohed and ahhed.  Bea took a quick dip in a bowl of water then jumped into a bowl of raspberries and flew around like a tiny, red bouncing ball.

Bea took another dip into the bowl of water and then jumped into  a bowl of blackberries and turned a deep purple! The judges quickly made their decisions and said:

“THIS YEAR’S WINNER OF THE ANNUAL STYLING BEE IS…..

BEA BEE with A BEE OF MANY COLORS!”

Bea was so happy! She greeted the crowd and said:

“REMEMBER YOU CAN BE ANYTHING YOU WANT TO BE, IF YOU BELIEVE IT CAN BE!”

 

Verhonda Wiltz