It rained heavily that day. The old folks in the
home had to stay indoors. Old Mr. Lim did not
like that. There wasn't anything that he enjoyed
doing indoors in the home. All that made him
happy was tending to the plants at the back of
the home. Watering, talking and singing to them;
these are the things that made his day. Staying
in doors made Mr. Lim feel very bad tempered.
When the rain cleared, Mr. Lim quickly got ready
to go outside. He gathered all his tools and
headed straight to the garden. To his dismay,
his garden was damaged and in a mess. His newly
planted sunflowers were all lying on the ground
and his rose bush had lost quite a few buds.
At first, Mr. Lim felt quite discouraged. He had
spent quite a bit of time planting those
flowers. His friends saw how upset he was about
the situation, and consoled him. With his
friends' encouragement, he managed to create an
even better garden than before. And that made
him very happy !