is a Giggle Pot?
upon a time there was a village, there weren't many children so the towns
people thought to themselves, we need to keep the children's laughter
forever in a special place. They had to figure out what it takes to
make giggles so they began their search. First they went to the forest
to talk to an elf who knew everything. The little elf had lived in the
forest for years, as a matter of fact no one could remember him not being
As they entered the
woods they could see shadows of dancing children all around a camp fire, and
there were sticks with marshmallows laying everywhere. They yelled for the
elf to come and talk to them. The little elf came running and
laughing. "Yes" he said "Can I help you?"
"Yes" said the towns people. " We are afraid the children
will grow up and leave and we will have no more. "Can you tell us how
to keep the laughter when they are gone?" "Oh yes" said the
little elf, "first we must find all the right ingredients and it has to
be a Gold pot with diamonds and rubies around it because laughter and
giggles are treasures."
towns people gathered all around, talking to themselves. "Where can we
get the right things?" They decided to go to the children
and ask them to share their joy and all the things they love. So back to
town they went and gathered all the children around and told them the story.
The children were very good and they were always laughing and playing
because they were so happy, yes they said we will help. This is what they
got to go into the Giggle pot.
Beautiful flowers and
a piece of wood from an old oak tree, Kool-aid, a hummingbird
and a few honey bees. Tiny shoes from the babies feet and a piece of
ice in case of heat. Tiny hair from a ponies back, and of course a
little babies cap. A picture of a barefoot boy and best of all a
favorite toy. A little green frog from a little boys pocket , a fishing rod
and a little girls locket. A little drop of morning dew and few kisses
from me to you. A speck of dirt to go on the face and bubble gum and
shoes that were wore in a foot race. A jump rope and a swing, a poem
to read and a song to sing. A lightning bug to light up the way, so
in the darkest night you can find your way. A puppy dog and a
kitten to hug, a few words that rhyme with love. "Oh yes"
said the elf, we have all we need but one more thing to go inside. Now
to stir the pot something special we will have to have, "OH yes the
most important ingredient, mom and dad.
them all together and put the lid on tight then before the morning comes and
all through the night, you'll hear laughter and giggles coming from
the pot. Put in the secret combination which is "A
GIGGLE" and there you are, the Giggle Pot!
ever a tear falls upon this pot this is what happens. You began to smell the
flowers and see the honey bees, up will pop a big oak tree with a
swing, the little babies will dance in their tiny shoes and little boys and
girls will come and get you to ride the pony in the meadows.
Your pockets will fill with little frogs to tickle you and you will see a
barefoot boy running throughout the forest in a pair of racing shoes.
In his hand will be a fishing rod and he'll want you to come and play. He
will offer you bubble gum and you can jump rope and swing and sing a new
song. You'll have a puppy to hug and a kitten that purrs and most of
all laughter and love. Your face will get dirty but you won't care,
you can wash it away with a cool piece of ice. If you fall down a kiss
will take the pain away.
The elf then said, "be very careful with
this pot, it is full of the most precious things in life. Never forget
the combination, A Giggle! Off the towns people went with joy
and laughter in their hearts, they had the secret of life in a tiny Golden
© Harriett Dash 2001