Jen-Jen and the Spring Spider

Jen-Jen was very happy. It was a beautiful spring day and she was able to spend the day in her garden.

“My!” exclaimed Jen-Jen. “My garden is doing very well this spring. I have so many colourful flowers growing.”

Jen-Jen kneeled down and started weeding the garden.

She saw a spider along the back wall. The spider saw Jen-Jen and started to run away.

“Why are you running away?” asked Jen-Jen.

“I thought you were going to hurt me,” said the spider.

“I wouldn’t hurt you,” said Jen-Jen.

“0h,” said the spider, smiling. “I am so glad about that. Everyone that sees me always wants to hurt me.”

“Well,” said Jen-Jen. “I do know that some people are afraid of spiders and that may be the reason they try to hurt you.”

“I suppose,” said the spider. “How come you wouldn’t hurt me?”

“You are actually good for my garden,” explained Jen-Jen. “You help keep the bad bugs away.”

“I suppose that is true,” said the spider. “I feel important now.”

“Good,” said Jen-Jen. “I am glad. Everyone should feel important.”

“I agree,” said the spider.” It is a good feeling.”


Moral of this Story:

  • Everyone should feel important.
  • Example: Jen-Jen told the spider he was important because he kept the bad bugs out of her garden.
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