Misc-Jumpy Learns A Lesson (Episode 144)
'Jumpy Learns A lesson' is a story that teaches us to have the spirit of never giving up.
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Jumpy Frog opened his eyes to the bright sun of a new day. He stretched out his long legs and stuck out his tongue to taste the morning air. Jumpy hopped out of his bed onto the green, dew-soaked leaves and raced to his mom nearby.
“Wake up, Mommy, wake up,” Jumpy shouted with excitement.
“Good morning, my baby boy,” his mom said. Jumpy yelled, “Do you know what today is?”
His mom teased, “No, what is today?”
Children, can you guess why is Jumpy so excited?
Let’s find out.
“My Birthday”, exclaimed Jumpy. “I’m 5 years old today.”
“Oh,” mom said, “Is it your birthday TODAY?”
“Mom, you remember, don’t you?” said Jumpy.
“Of course I do. It’s my favourite day of the year,” mom said. She pulled out a big box with a bright red bow.
“Happy Birthday, my son!”
“Oh, Mom, is this what I think it is?” Jumpy hoped she had gotten all his hints about what he wanted. A new guitar! The kind that his favourite band plays. Shiny blue and sounding awesome!
Jumpy pulled apart the wrapping paper and yanked off the bow. He opened the box and it was…… the guitar! Jumpy was so happy. He immediately picked it up and started playing. Only to his surprise, it did not sound too good.
Jumpy quickly got discouraged and threw down the guitar. Mom picked it back up and said, “Jumpy, try again. You’ll never know how good you could be if you give up so fast.”
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Jumpy was disappointed. He wanted the guitar, but he did not want to take the time to learn to play it.
He surely did not want to hurt his mom’s feelings, so he picked the guitar back up and tried again. It sounded just as bad. He got very upset!
“Jumpy”, said his mom, “never give up. Practice, practice, and practice. Soon you’ll see that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to.”
That night Jumpy tried again. The day after that he tried again. The day after that he tried again. Each day he tried a little longer and a little harder. Until one day Jumpy played the most beautiful song on his guitar.
His mom had been listening, as she had each day. She was so proud of him for not giving up.
Jumpy and his mom would sit for hours together while Jumpy played the song over and over until it was perfect!
Jumpy was so proud of himself and his mom was so proud of him too!
Jumpy said, “Thank you so much for buying me this guitar. I guess you believed in me before I even believed in myself!”
Jumpy’s mom said,” That’s what moms’ are for! With this guitar, you will make beautiful music forever. Now what better gift could there be?”
Jumpy said, “This is the best birthday gift ever.”
Jumpy and his mom sat together on a bunch of lily pads while Jumpy played his music as the sun set around them.