Too much of anything is Bad-Once upon a time in the lush green forest, there lived a little squirrel named Sammy. Sammy was known for his energetic and playful nature. He loved to scamper through the trees, gather nuts, and store them in his secret hideout for the winter season. The other animals admired Sammy’s hard work and diligence.
As autumn arrived, the forest transformed into a colourful wonderland. Fruits and nuts were plentiful, and Sammy couldn’t resist collecting them. He became obsessed with the idea of having the biggest and most impressive nut stash in the entire forest. Every day, he would spend hours tirelessly gathering nuts and filling his hideout to the brim.
As the days passed, Sammy noticed that he had more nuts than he could ever eat. Instead of giving up, he got even more motivated to gather as many as he could. His obsession blinded him, and he neglected everything else, including spending time with his friends and enjoying the beauty of the forest.
One afternoon, as Sammy was piling up another mountain of nuts, he heard a small voice from behind a tree. It was Wise Old Owl, the venerable and knowledgeable bird of the forest. He had observed Sammy’s Behaviour for days and knew he had to intervene. “Hello, young Sammy,” Wise Old Owl said in a calm and soothing voice. “I see you’ve been quite busy collecting nuts.”
“Oh, hello, Wise Old Owl!” Sammy replied with a proud smile. “Yes, I’m gathering as many nuts as I can. I want to have the biggest stash for the winter!” Wise Old Owl nodded and perched on a nearby branch. “That’s admirable, Sammy, but have you ever heard the expression ‘too much of anything is bad’?”
Sammy wasn’t certain. “No, not really. What I truly desire is to gather sufficient food for the winter. The more nuts I gather, the better it will be.”
Wise Old Owl gently explained, “Having enough nuts to survive winter is wise, but hoarding more than you need can be harmful. Your nut collecting addiction is forcing you to lose out on other vital aspects of life. Remember, balance is the key to happiness.”
Sammy’s eyes widened, and he realized the truth behind Wise Old Owl’s words. “You’re right,” he accepted, with a bit guilty. “I’ve been so focused on collecting nuts that I forgot about my friends and the beauty of the forest.”
Wise Old Owl smiled kindly. “It’s not too late, Sammy. Take some time off from collecting nuts and spend it with your friends. Enjoy the wonders of the forest and learn to appreciate the present moment.”
With Wise Old Owl’s advice in mind, Sammy decided to change his ways. He shared some of his nuts with his friends, who were delighted by the gesture. They spent their days together playing games, exploring the forest, and having fun.
As winter approached, Sammy had a good supply of nuts to keep him nourished, but he also had the warmth of friendship and the memories of a joyful autumn to keep him company during the cold months. From that day forward, Sammy understood the importance of balance in life. He no longer hoarded excessive nuts, but instead, he cherished the moments he spent with his friends and the beauty of the forest.
The little squirrel’s tale spread throughout the forest, reminding all the animals that too much of anything, even something as innocent as nuts, can be bad. They all learned the valuable lesson that true happiness lies in finding the right balance in everything they do.
And they all lived happily ever after.