Wilted Sunflower

“Harold!” exclaimed Sunflower Suzie, hugging her best friend. “It is so nice to see you. It has been awhile.”

“Yes,” said Harold. “It has been awhile. I was in the neighbourhood and thought I would come see you and George and see how you two were doing.”

“George and I are doing good,” said Sunflower Suzie.

“Are you sure?” asked Harold.

“How can you ask me that?” asked Sunflower Suzie. “I am very happy.”

Harold took a good look at Sunflower Suzie. She looked good and she was bright and cheery. However, she was wilting. Harold was having a hard time trying to talk to Sunflower Suzie about her wilting. He hadn’t seen her in such a long time that he wasn’t sure if it was his place to say anything.

“If it was me,” thought Harold. “I would want to know.”

Harold told Sunflower Suzie about the fact that she was wilting. She laughed.

“I know,” said Sunflower Suzie. “I will wilt in the autumn, lose my leaves by winter and come spring I will have brand new leaves. That is what happens to all sunflowers, even me. Don’t worry, though. I am going to be just fine.”

Harold hugged Sunflower Suzie. He was relieved that his best friend was going to be okay.


Moral of this Story:

  • Don’t be afraid to tell friends if you think they don’t look well.
  • Example: Sunflower Suzie’s friend, Harold was afraid to tell her that she was wilting.

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