Summer Thrashing

It was a cool summer morning in the forest in Williams Lake, BC. Canada Moose was taking a leisurely stroll through the forest and he was being careful not to thrash and make a ton of noise.

A few yards ahead, Canada Moose saw a log that had been lying on the ground for years. He was just about to step over it but, then he saw a mouse crawling out from underneath the log.

Canada Moose was scared of the mouse. He ran through the forest just as fast as he could go. He thrashed through the trees, knocking branches down as he went and making a ton of noise.

“What is going on?” asked Cee Cee Cougar, who was sound asleep until she heard the thrashing. “Why are you making so much noise?”

“I saw a mouse sitting on a log back there,” said Canada Moose, out of breath. “I was running away from him.”

“Oh my!” laughed Cee Cee. “Are you serious?”

“I am serious,” said Canada Moose.

“You are afraid of the mouse,” laughed Cee Cee even harder.

“Why are you laughing?” asked Canada Moose.

“Do you not realize how much bigger you are than a mouse?” asked Cee Cee. “That mouse could never do anything that would harm you. It is much too little.”

Canada Moose thought long and hard about what Cee Cee had just said and he knew Cee Cee was right.

“I feel so foolish,” said Canada Moose.

“Don’t worry about it,” said Cee Cee. “Just remember, the next time you see a mouse, you don’t have to be scared.”

“True,” said Canada Moose.” What about if I see a snake? What should I do?”

“Run!” screamed Cee Cee, seeing a snake walking right between Canada Moose’s legs.

Both Canada Moose and Cee Cee took off running through the forest as fast as they could go, thrashing through the trees, knocking down branches and making a ton of noise.


 

Moral of this Story:

  • You don’t have to be afraid of a mouse.
  • Example: Canada Moose saw a mouse sitting on a log and he was afraid of it until Cee Cee Cougar reminded him the mouse was so small it would never harm him.

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