Little Goblin Meets Squirrel
A little goblin lived in the hollow of a tree.
He stood a mere 2 feet tall.
He had a smile as big as his red hat.
He spent all his days busy working in the forest.
He carried his very important tools in his very important backpack.
He had a shovel, rake, small bucket, and many seeds for planting.
He would plant tree seeds, such as acorns.
He also planted ferns, and a variety of big beautiful bushes and berries.
His favorite seed to plant, however, was flower seeds.
He loved to see the flowers pop up in spring and summer.
One day, however, he was feeling very blue.
Not just blue, but kind of sad.
For he had encountered a grumpy raccoon who scolded him for being near his raccoon house.
The grumpy raccoon did not want the fern planted near his house.
This hurt Little Goblin’s feelings.
So there, Little Goblin sat, on his log, next to his tree which he lived inside of.
He didn’t feel like planting his seeds that day.
He heard a little scurry behind him.
It was a squirrel.
“Hello, Little Goblin!” Exclaimed the cheerful squirrel.
“Hello…” Responded Little Goblin. Sadness evident in his voice.
“Little Goblin, what is the matter?” Asked squirrel.
“I’m feeling kind of sad today. I just wonder why I spend all day planting all these seeds. What good does it do anyway?” Little Goblin exclaimed, with defeat in his voice.
“WELL! I can tell you what good it does! Not only do you make our forests beautiful, but the trees you plant become homes for the birds and squirrels, the flowers you plant feed the bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds! Then, when you have leftover seeds you give them to us for food! Without you, Little Goblin, the forest wouldn’t exist at all!” the squirrel exclaimed enthusiastically.
“Really? I do all that?” asked Little Goblin.
“Yes, Little Goblin, you do. Never doubt how important your work is.”
Little Goblin had no idea how much he helped the forest and the animals in it. This made him feel very good, and very humble. He thought he should get right back to work, there was a lot to do! ©Little Goblins 2012