Throughout all of our lives we are are searching for happiness and contentment, but what does that look like?
Some people think that happiness is found in buying and accumulating 'things' but in this rhyming story we learn from the Rich Fool how the opposite may actually be true.
After this story consider discussing the following questions as a family:
What makes you happy? Make a list and share with each other.
In the story the The Rich Fool chases away the birds and shouts at the poor man, why do you think he did that? Could he have acted differently?
How may have the story been different had he The Rich Fool acted with kindness.
The stories ends with a piece of advice, "forget about giving and instead learn to give"- can you make a list of the things you might be able to give? Let me help you start...the first thing we can all give away is a smile.