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Dog and Bear: Tell the Truth

April 11, 2020

Dog and Bear and the Calm World Outdoors

Dog and Bear stared out the window looking at the calm world outdoors.  But, their insides were not calm.  They couldn’t face Mom.

“Mom, it sure looks like a nice day,” observed Dog.

“Yeh, the grass is sure green and the flowers are pretty… I think your flowers are the most pretty flowers on the whole street!” exclaimed Bear.

Mom appreciated their kind thoughts.  But, she knew more was going on with her two children who were busy looking at flowers.

“You two seem to be in a curious mood.  You don’t usually notice my flowers and talk about how nice the yard looks.”

“Well… today we’re taking time to notice all the nice things you do,” responded Dog.

“Yeh, we don’t always take time to say nice stuff,” parrotted Bear.

The Evidence

As Dog and Bear laid on the compliments, Mom looked on the floor nearby.  Right there on the floor, right by the cabinet door where the trash can is stored… a candy wrapper.

Mom remained quiet.  She knew this was an Easter candy wrapper.

Meanwhile, Dog and Bear grew uncomfortable.  They were not accustomed to doling out compliments.  They were more interested in playing and EATING.  And they were always ready for candy.  But now, the idea of candy, or any kind of food, didn’t seem the least bit appealing.

Dog and Bear felt guilty.  And the more they talked, the more their guilt increased.  And, the longer it was quiet, the more their guilt increased. 

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Mom was soooo kind.

They soon could no longer handle the weight of their guilt.


“What?” asked Mom.

“We have something to say…”

“What is it?” asked Mom.

“We ate a bunch of Easter candy without asking.  We didn’t mean to.  But, it was so good.”

“I know,” said Mom.

“We’re really, really sorry.”

Mom hugged Dog and Bear. 

The room was filled with kindness and forgiveness and love.

“Dog, Bear, are you two getting hungry?” asked Mom.

“Yeh!  We’re starved!” shouted Dog and Bear.  

All was right with the world.  

+ Best wishes for a time of kindness and forgiveness and love. +

Happy Easter from Dog and Bear





6 Comments leave one →
  1. Mary Clark permalink
    April 11, 2020 9:52 pm

    It does my heart GOOD to see the brothers were honest with their mother and themselves. A real reason to celebrate this Easter!

  2. April 12, 2020 5:25 am

    Happy Easter, keep smilin’!

  3. Liam and Julia permalink
    April 13, 2020 12:17 pm

    But what was their plan to have fun and do good? We must find out!!!! Post more!!!!!!!! -Liam

    It’s good to tell the truth, but what was their plan? We really have to know! -Julia

    • April 13, 2020 2:07 pm

      Dog and Bear got side-tracked with the candy. They had a great idea, a good plan. But, when you lose focus you sometimes fail to do the good things you planned to do. The Plan is coming… you just need to wait.

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