Story Time With Mr. Keith

We are Potty Training Ella at our house. One of the things we do as she is sitting on the potty is read her books. We’ve had this book for some time, I believe Aunt Margaret gave it to her, and I have read it numerous times. For whatever reason, it really hit me as something much deeper today.

It is one of those stories that when you look at it in a deeper sense, you realize just how much the world needs to hear it. I am not trying to infringe on copywrite laws here. I did NOT write this book. I give full credit to the amazing author – Shane DeRolf. Take a moment and read along. Look deeper. There is a lesson here that is so desperately needed today.

The Crayon Box That Talked – By Shane DeRolf

While walking into a toy store

the day before today

I overheard a crayon box

with many things to say

“I don’t like Red!” said Yellow

and Green said “Nor do I”

“And no one here likes Orange

but no one knows just why”

“We are a box of crayons

that doesn’t get along

Said Blue to all the others

“Something here is wrong”

Well, I bought that box of crayons

and took it home with me

And laid out all the colors

so the crayons all could see

They watched me as I colored

with Red and Blue and Green

And Black and White and Orange

and every color in between

They watched as Green became the grass

and Blue became the sky

The Yellow sun was shining bright

on White clouds drifting by

Colors changing as they touched

becoming something new

They watched me as I colored –

they watched me till I was through

And when I finally finished

I began to walk away

And as I did the crayon box

had something more to say

“I do like Red!” said Yellow

and Green said, “so do I”

And Blue you were terrific!

So high up in the sky

“We are a box of crayons

each one of us unique

But when we get together

the picture is more complete”

“Each one of us” is “unique!”

Mr. Rogers used to say, “You are a very special person. There is only one like you in the whole world. There’s never been anyone exactly like you before, and there will never be again. Only you. And people can like you exactly as you are.”

Take that a step further and realize that even though each of us is different and unique – we can do amazing things “when we get together.”

4 thoughts on “Story Time With Mr. Keith

  1. I love this! Great find, Aunt Margaret!! 😊 The world today needs more messages like this. Maybe instead of the nightly news, we should have nightly story time. ❤🥰❤

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