Friday, April 27, 2012

A Mighty River?

Little bear knows rivers... or at least he thinks he does. He has his little river back home, which he thinks is actually quite a big river because you need a bridge to cross it! But today little bear came across another river.

This river is called the Fraser River... and the sign said, "World's Greatest Salmon River", so little bear got all excited and went down to take a look.

Suffice to say, little bear was a tad disappointed! "THIS was the world' greatest salmon river? Give me a break!" It was barely bigger than his river back home. Little bear could actually see the bottom and there were definitely no fish in it! "Hmmph!" was little bear's comment.

But then... little bear drove farther west and crossed the Fraser River again and... well, it was looking quite a bit bigger at this point... and deeper... and there might be fish here. "Hmmm..." was little bear's comment.

And yet farther west, little bear stood on the banks of the Fraser River and realized he had seriously misjudged the river based on first meeting. The Fraser River was BIG!! And cloudy and deep and little bear could definitely imagine big fish here! Mind you Little bear couldn't even imagine what it might look like when it met the ocean... whoooaa....

Which is a good lesson for us as well... not to judge things or people upon first meeting... Don't judge a river by its depth.... don't judge a book by its cover... don't judge a bear by its clothing!

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