The Third Thing…

Planet Earth

Look at that! It amazes me every time I see it.

“…but there is a third thing you must do.” said Alice’s grandfather to Alice in the children’s book, Miss Rumfius by Barbara Cooney.

“What is that?” asked Alice.

“You must do something to make the world more beautiful,” said her grandfather.

And when Alice grew old and completed numbers one and two, she decided that she would “complete the third, and the most difficult thing of all. All that summer Miss Rumphius, her pockets full of seeds, wandered over fields and headlands sowing lupines… Fields and hillsides were covered with blue and purple and rose-colored flowers. They bloomed along the highways and down the lanes. Bright patches lay around the schoolhouse and back of the church. down in the hollows and along the stone walls grew the beautiful flowers.”

What is your third thing going to be? Perhaps you are still working on it…

Happy Earth Day Celebration this week!

Cooney, B. (1982). Miss Rumfius. New York, NY: Viking.

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