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The story of Little Bunny

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This article was published 23/03/2020 (1046 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

For children, this is an especially difficult time, being away from friends and classmates.

Even as grownups, many of us feel powerless. When I wrote the following children’s story, I had no way of knowing we’d be experiencing a global pandemic, forcing closures, quarantines and social isolation.

However, now more than ever I think it’s important to remember that we all have our own special gifts that we can use to help others.

Dreamstime.com All Little Bunny had to do was be the very best thing she could be.

What can you do to help someone today?

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Little Bunny


One day Little Bunny watched with envy as a snake slithered along the ground.

“I want to slither too,” she pouted. “That would be the best way to get around.”

Daddy Bunny gave her a hug and said, “My sweet child, don’t you see?

That you only need to be yourself — that’s the best thing you can be.”

The next day Little Bunny watched in dismay as a robin flew from tree to tree.

“I wish I could fly like that,” she said, “there must be something wrong with me.”

Mommy Bunny gave her a hug and said, “My sweet child, don’t you see?

That you only need to be yourself — that’s the best thing you can be.”

The third day Little Bunny watched glumly as a fish swam down the creek.

“If only I could swim,” she said. “Now wouldn’t that be a real treat?”

Grandpa Bunny gave her a hug and said, “My sweet child, don’t you see?

That you only need to be yourself — that’s the best thing you can be.”

The fourth day Little Bunny spied a kitten atop a pile of rubble.

“Won’t someone please come help,” she cried, “That kitten is in trouble!”

Snake slithered by and then he said, “My dear, it’s not that I don’t care.

“But that rock is much too slippery to slither all the way up there.”

Robin flew down from her nest and shook her tiny wings.

“That kitten is too big for me. You see, I can’t lift heavy things.”

Fish popped his head out of the water and spoke in a voice so sad,

“I would help if I could, but I can’t leave the water. It really is too bad.”

So Little Bunny took the biggest hop she’d ever hopped,

And hopped right to the very top of that slippery rock.

Then she hopped right down with the kitten perched upon her back.

“Hurray!” said the others. “It’s a good thing you can jump like that.”

Little Bunny smiled knowingly and said, “Well it was easy, don’t you see?

Because I was only being myself, and that’s the very best thing I can be!”

Heather Innis is a community correspondent for Windsor Park. You can contact her at htiede@gmail.com

Heather Innis

Heather Innis
Windsor Park community correspondent

Heather Innis is a community correspondent for Windsor Park.

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