A Curious Snowman

“Today in Quebec City it is freezing cold,” said Slushy snowman. “Tomorrow it could be warm enough to melt the snow. What happens to me when that happens? I am getting very angry thinking about this.”

“Slushy Snowman,” said his friend, Stacey. “I doubt very much if it is going to be very warm out tomorrow or the next day or the day after that. We are only half way through winter.”

“Goodie,” said Slushy Snowman. “I am curious though about what will happen to me once winter is over.”

“Okay,” said Stacey. “I knew this topic was going to come up eventually. I don’t want to lie to you so I am going to tell you exactly what will happen.”

“Good,” said Slushy Snowman. “I do want to know what I can expect.”

“So,” said Stacey. “As you already know, the sun will melt snow completely. That also goes for snowmen.”

“So I am going to melt into a big puddle of slush?” asked Slushy Snowman.

“That is correct,” said Stacey.

“Oh dear,” said Slushy Snowman. “That is horrible. I am so angry. I only have a few weeks left.”

“Yes,” said Stacey. “That is correct. However, is it really worth it to spend your last few weeks being angry? We cannot control Mother Nature. Instead we should enjoy to time you have left. So, please stop being angry.”

“You are right,” said Slushy Snowman, thinking about what Stacey had just said. “We should enjoy the little bit of time we have left.”

“How about dancing?” said Stacey. “Let’s dance.”

“Good idea,” said Slushy Snowman.

Slushy Snowman and Stacey danced and laughed and enjoyed themselves immensely.

“Will you build me again next winter?” asked Slushy Snowman.

“Yes, of course I will,” said Stacey, giving Slushy Snowman a big hug. “I will build you next winter and every winter after that.”

“That made me happy to hear that,” said Slushy Snowman, smiling.

“Good,” said Stacey. “It is nice to see you smile.”


Moral of this Story:

  • There is no sense being angry about something that cannot be controlled.
  • Example: Slushy Snowman was angry about the fact that he is going to melt once the sun warms up.

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