Sunday, January 16, 2011

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Once upon a time in a land far far away...where everyone is the perfect height, perfect weight (hey this is a fairy tale after all!)...there lived a sad little frog.
The frog not knowing that his skin shone like emeralds on the sunniest of days was envious of the other animals who had, what he thought, was beautiful skin with their hair of various lengths. He enjoyed watching the animals run and play, unaware of the dangers offered by brambles or the smell of their fur when wet.  He thought it would be great to be warm in the cold, and he wouldn't have to hide when the winter came.

One day the frog came across a small lock of hair cut from one of the tall people.  He took home his treasure and made himself a wig.  He walked out that morning into the bright sunshine and was upset when his friends started to laugh and point at him.  "Frogs do not wear wigs silly amphibian!" they all said as they pointed and laughed.  He ran to his shelter and hid his wig.

The next day a big rain came and the animals were all forced to seek shelter together in the highest cave they could find,  Frog forgot his wig in all the rush.  As they all sat huddle together wondering if it would ever stop so they could play again...everyone shivered...everyone but the frog.  He didnt have the same wet hair to keep him cold in this crazy rain.  He hopped to the edge of the cave and sat there while everyone talked amongst themselves. It was dark, and cool in the cave and the animlas didnt know if the sun would ever come out.
Later that afternoon, as the animals lay miserable and complaining of the smells of wet fur... there was a break in the storm, and the sun reflected a warm green glow off of the frog...the animals all gasped at its beauty, and Frog realized, that although he may not have what he thought was awesome hair, he did have the ability to show the beauty of the boldest of greens, and many were in awe of him as he was of them!

Frog learned that day, while his friends may have what he thought was beautiful fur, they themselves had their own issues.  Frog kept his wig for when he wanted to dress up, but he was happy from then on knowing he himself had friends who were envious of him for what he didn't have.

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