Dear Grandpa Bunny,
So who else did you say, “Thanks!” to?
Love, Little Bunny
Dear Little Bunny,
I thought of so many friends and family I could say, “Thanks!” to. That was the easy part. My mamma, my papa, my brothers and sisters, my friends and even friendly neighbors.
My challenge was how to figure out how to do it in a surprising way! My first victim, oops, no… target was Mamma Bunny. Mamma bunnies are so good to us and always seem to try to tidy up and keep our burrow so nice and clean. I decided that I would surprise her as she finished cleaning. She had scooted together a huge pile of dust and leaves and had left to get a piece of bark to use to push it into the ditch outside. I got into the pile and covered myself entirely with leaves.
When she returned, I burst out of the pile and gave her a huge hug and said, “THANKS MOM… FOR EVERYTHING!” We fell over in a cloud of dust and debris and both had three large sneezes…”Achoo! AAChoo! AAAAChoooo!!” Mama looked all around. She looked sternly at me at first and then broke into a big smile and hugged me. I did offer to help get the pile swept up again and over to the ditch. Afterwards, she said, “I do enjoy a plain thank you too.” I smirked, “But surprises are so much fun!”
She moaned, “You are such an Easter Bunny!”
I said, “REALLY??? I am?” She replied, “A surprise thank you like that definitely puts you well on your way!”
I remember pumping my paw in the air shouting, “YES!”
So, Little Bunny, who can you surprise with a BIG “Thank You”?
Remember…as well as being an act of kindness for the person you thank, “Thank yous” make such nice God-gifts during Lent if you sprinkle a quiet, “All for You Jesus” on top.
Love and smiles,
The creator of the Grandpa Bunny Letters is Cathy Gilmore, a native of St. Louis, MO and a married mother of three. Cathy draws inspiration from her
experience with the Montessori-based children’s Bible study program, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, and from the writings of mystical saints. She is the author of the endearing children’s book Little Lamb Finds Christmas and co-author of the book , Easter Bunny’s Amazing Day, in which the Easter Bunny shows that “Jesus is the JOY of Easter!” Cathy’s passion is to cultivate each reader’s spiritual imagination through stories that touch the heart with the transforming love of Christ.