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THE DAY OF THE TREE
Matthew had woken up before his alarm went off, which was very unusual because normally he was a real sleepyhead. He jumped out of bed, put on his explorer costume, made his bed, pulled on his boots and went down to the kitchen for breakfast.
Matthew’s mother and father were busy making breakfast, and were very surprised to see Matthew appear at the door… “Good morning, son, what’s up with you today? How come you’re up so early?!” laughed his father.
“Well, I woke up before the alarm, so I wasn’t sleepy,” answered Matthew.
For Matthew, today was a very special day. It was the day of the tree, and they had bought a small tree to plant in the field as a symbol of respect for nature.
After breakfast, they set off. They took the necessary tools to plant the tree: a hoe, gloves and a hose for watering it.
When they got to the field, Matthew’s mouth fell open: they weren’t the only ones who had thought of planting a tree! There were lots of other children doing the same thing and also writing little cards to go with them, with the date and their name on it.
Matthew was sad to discover that his idea wasn’t new, and that lots of other people had had the same thought.
“Matthew, your idea to plant a tree in the field was lovely so there’s no reason to be sad,” remarked his mother.
“But I thought I was the first person to have thought of it!” replied Matthew.
“Yes, but the most important thing is that lots more trees are going to be planted today, and that’s wonderful for helping protect the environment,” his mother explained.
“I suppose so, Mum. In that case, I wish that lots more people had the same idea, and that way even more trees could be planted!” answered Matthew enthusiastically.
The day of the tree was a very important day for Matthew, for as well as planting his tree he learned that what nature really needs is for people to work together.
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