Wishing you and your families many warm and loving sharing moments on this very special holiday.
On this Thanksgiving holiday, I would like to convey my heartfelt thank you to all my blog readers and followers. Thank you for taking the time to read what I write and publish, for all your comments, and for your encouraging words. I truly appreciate it.
I would love to share with you now one of my favorite Thanksgiving books to read to Sri my older daughter when she was little, Oh, Bother! Someone Won’t Share! I read this story to her so many times that I memorized the words. Sri loved Winnie the Pooh’s stories and I loved them for their gorgeous colors and character drawings, and the beautiful hundred acre woods that always looked so green and lush. I loved the cozy tree houses that Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, and Rabbit lived in. Here is my abridged version of the story Oh, Bother! Someone Won’t Share!
It’s Fall and after a hard few months of tending to his garden, Rabbit is looking at a bountiful harvest of vegetables all ready to be picked.
Just as Rabbit starts working on picking his vegetables, one by one all his friends stop by Rabbit’s home and ask him for a few vegetables from his garden for some stew, or a pie, or for some soup. Rabbit is not happy. He asks all his friends, what have they done to help him all these months? And now that he is ready to harvest his vegetables, they want him to share his bounty? Rabbit’s answer is “No, I won’t share!” Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Roo and his other friends leave Rabbit’s home disappointed.
But before Rabbit can harvest all his vegetables a big cold storm rolls into the Hundred Acre Woods threatening to destroy all of Rabbit’s vegetables.
When his friends find out about the storm, they all come together and offer Rabbit their help to save his vegetables. Rabbit is surprised at their offer, especially after he treated them so badly. “Why are you helping me?” Rabbit asks. “Because you are our friend,” says Pooh. Rabbit apologizes for his rude behavior and accepts their offer, and Pooh and all his friends help Rabbit harvest his vegetables.
All the vegetables get picked and are taken to Rabbit’s home for storage.
In gratitude to his friends, Rabbit sends everyone home with a large basket of vegetables.
As his friends leave, Rabbit with a smile tells them he is happy to share his vegetable bounty with them, and thanks them for all their help and wishes them a Happy Thanksgiving. THE END
“The miracle is this: The more we share the more we have.” — Leonard Nimoy.