By Jane McBride Choate
(Based on a true story)
Jayden’s town had a big flood. Some people’s houses got lots of water and mud inside. Mom and Dad were putting cans of food, towels, and other things in a big box to help people.
Jayden wanted to help too. “What can I do?” he asked.
“You could give a toy to a child whose toys were ruined in the flood,” Mom said.
Jayden ran to his room and looked at his toys. None of them seemed just right. Then he saw Fluffy, his favorite stuffed animal.
Jayden thought for a minute. He picked up Fluffy and gave him a big hug. Then he ran to put him in the box.
Mom looked surprised. “Are you sure you want to give Fluffy away?”
Jayden felt sad, but he nodded.
That night when Jayden said his prayers, he said, “Thank Thee, Heavenly Father, for letting us help people.”
Jayden missed Fluffy, but he also felt happy inside. He was glad he had shared.