By Harold Klemp
A family was moving from the East Coast to the West Coast of the United States. As soon as they had settled into their new home, the mother knew that this had been the wrong move to make.
Her husband’s new company was very unfriendly toward him, and everything about their new home felt wrong. Over the weeks, the woman became more and more unhappy.
One evening just before dinner, her daughter came into the kitchen. In her hand on a little piece of paper, there sat a butterfly. It was a wood nymph, a brown butterfly with dark spots on its wings.
“Mommy, look what I found outside,” the daughter said. Read More
By Harold Klemp
A teacher in Australia had finished a particularly rough day with her students. She taught French to children ages seven or eight. Because it was hot they were unruly that day, and she couldn’t do anything to maintain order in the classroom.
A citywide train strike was on that week. Instead of taking a ten-minute train ride home, after school let out that evening the teacher had to get on the bus and ride for several hours. The buses were very overcrowded because of the strike, and there was no air conditioning.
Sitting near the front of the bus, the woman mulled over what had happened during the day. Inwardly she seethed. How difficult the children had been! Her thoughts went round and round as she got angrier.
Suddenly the bus driver’s radio crackled as a communication came through. Another driver was calling the command center. “The needle on my heat gauge is going up and up,” he said. “What do I do?” Read More