Timmy often feels a bit gloomy. He’s not really miserable or grumpy, but he’s never exactly cheerful. This morning he was feeling particularly gloomy.
He went for a walk to see if a visit to his favourite plant would cheer him up.
He wasn’t really looking where he was going, so it took him a while to realise that he wasn’t alone…
The turtle with the pretty blue shell was interested in this rather gloomy looking guy. She asked who he was and why he didn’t look very happy. Timmy replied that he often felt lonely. He had no one to talk to and the days could seem rather long.
The turtle with the pretty blue shell replied that she had a simple solution for his problem – they should become friends. She told him that her name was Tamara, she loved to play games and that she was nearly always cheerful.
Timmy was a little unsure about this idea of becoming friends – he’d never had a friend before and had no idea how to play games.
But Tamara wasn’t put off. She showed him how to play hide and seek.
Timmy was surprised to find that he quite enjoyed games. As he thanked Tamara, he asked if she’d like to share some leaves with him.
As they chatted over lunch they found that they had more in common than they first thought. Timmy enjoyed having someone to talk to. And Tamara loved cheering Timmy up. She found that she could even make him smile!
After a while they decided it was time to go – but this time Timmy did not walk off alone, he had a good friend by his side.
Catch up on the story so far…
Turtle Tales Part One: Timmy the Turtle
This post originally appeared on my previous blog, Cute as a Button. You can find it here.