Friday, December 17, 2010

the little ant.

In your opinion, what is the most timeless toy?
            Well, the most timeless toys for me are American Girl dolls.

            Today I have another story about Benjamin Bear for you.
            On the next day, Benjamin opened the next door and found a little ant.
            The little bear continued his long, long journey. Sometimes when he felt tired and discouraged he would look up and see a little black dot in the sky. It was the eagle following the star, and it cheered the little bear and gave him energy to continue.
            In the middle of a field the little bear discovered a large anthill. The ants all stopped work to greet him – all except for one ant who was busy leveling a large pile of sand one grain at a time. The little bear watched her in amazement. “Why are you doing that” he asked.
            “My friend is at the bottom of the pile!”
            “I would be glad to help you,” said the little bear.
            “No, no! Your paws are much too big,” said the ant. “You could hurt my friend.”
            “Ant,” said the little bear, “you will never remove the sand pile by yourself, even if you live to be 100 years old.”
            The ant paused for a moment, then said, “I am going to try to save my friend anyway.” And she continued to work.
            Suddenly there was movement among the other ants. They had been listening. The little bear watched as the ants began to help, each carrying off one grain of sand at a time. Before long, the entire pile was gone and a little ant crawled out safe and sound!
            “That was amazing!” said Benjamin.
            “You see, Benjamin,” said Mother Bear, “faith can move mountains.”