Once upon a time, Earth was a very happy Earth. She sings and dances to her friends the sun, the moon, the forest, the oceans, the animals and insects and all living beings. Everyone is very happy and in harmony.
One day, Earth stops to sing and dance. She becomes silent. Sometimes, she cries out very hard and sometimes she trembles. When this happens, her animal friends and people friends feel afraid.
One day, a little child comes and speaks to Earth. ‘My dear Earth, what happened to you?’ Earth says in a sad voice ‘Do you really want to know, my little friend?’ The little child nodded. So Earth explained ’My little friend, many people do not love and take care of me anymore. They cut down the trees; they throw rubbish everywhere and litter the ocean, and harm my animal friends. I have told the people many times to stop doing that but no one is putting on their listening ears. It hurts me so sometimes I cry very hard and trembles which in turn harm my friends and people. I feel really sad about it. With tears rolling down Earth’s cheek, Earth asks. ’My little friend, will you please help me?
The little child nodded. She gathers her little friends, little children like you and they start to help Earth. They pick up litters, sort out the papers, plastics, cans and bottles and put them into the right bins for recycling, they draw on both sides of the paper, they turn off the tap while brushing their teeth, they walk or ride on their bicycle to go to places nearby, they take care of the flowers and plants in the garden, and plant many trees.
Hoping that one day Earth will be happy again. Will you be Earth’s little friend and help Earth to be happy again?
Written by Leanne
Edited by Lynn