Annie and Abby Ant were excited
about their journey to their cousins’
ant den. Their cousins lived further south and enjoyed warm winterswithout ice or snow.Excited by the talk of the easy lifetheir cousins enjoyed, they startedsouth as soon as the days grewshorter.Not far into their journey, a gust ofwind blew a leaf right into their path.
Annie cried out.
does this always have to happento me? I was so excited about this
and now look. Woe is me!”
As Annie ran worried and scared,Abby was busy sizing up thesituation.
“We’ll just go around it,”
“We can follow the edge of it all theway around back to our path.”
“What if we get lost?”
Anniecontinued running around frettingabout the leaf and eventuallydecided the problem was just toomuch to handle.
“I’m going back home,”
“Do what you want,”
“Asfor me, I’m going to get around that
leaf and enjoy a warm winter with our
Annie went back home and Abbyforged boldly on, determined toovercome the leaf obstacle and getthe warm winter she desired.A month later, as Annie was shiveringthrough the first snowfall, Abby was
relaxing in her cousins’ cozy den,
tellin tales of the rand adventures
Seek solutions for your challenges and takedecisive action to continuetoward your goal.