Little Girl Who Had Everything
allegory – A children’s story for all of us)
upon a time in the land of Plenty, which was in the state of Abundance,
a little girl who had more than just a few things…more than several
even more than numerous things. Yes,
she had loads of
and a plethora of that. In
fact, she had everything.
little girl’s parents treasured all of their family.
She and her family
very little money yet they had everything. The little girl had many, many
had been given to her. She
had so much that we cannot list it
it’s difficult to write down everything.
were some children who didn’t have everything and they would
by the little girl’s house and say, “There lives the little girl who
everything.” These children
would pass by with longing in their eyes
wondered what it would be like to have everything because
didn’t have everything. It
was very sad because they really had
because they didn’t have everything.
little girl had grown so accustomed to having everything that she took
for granted. It wasn’t long
until she had forgotten the
little girl thought she wanted to be like those children who had
so she began to stuff everything into closets.
She tried to put
away but it never seemed to work out very well.
She tried to
everything underneath her bed and anywhere that she could
everything. Everything was everywhere in her home and she
seem to keep everything in boxes or closets.
was she to do with everything?
little girl asked her mother, “Mother, would you like to have
but her mother replied that she already had everything.
the little girl went to her brother and asked him if he she could
everything to him. Her
brother exclaimed, “Yuck! What
are you trying
give me, girl stuff? I
don’t want any old girl stuff!”
no”, said the little girl. It’s
not girl stuff... it’s everything.
…Everything?” he said quietly, “I already have everything.”
little girl thought about asking her baby sister about everything
her baby sister’s eyes seemed to see everything but she
talk yet so she thought it wouldn’t do her much good to ask.
little girl went to everyone she knew and asked them about everything
what to do. Everyone else
seemed to either already have everything
they didn’t understand about everything.
Many were curious and thought
the little girl was very fortunate to have everything. Some even asked
she got everything and how they could get everything too, but the
girl had ignored everything for so long that she couldn’t
tell them about everything.
little girl was sad because she didn’t know what to do about everything.
little girl searched and searched for the answer.
the little girl went to her Father and said, “Father, could
tell me about everything?”
Father smiled as he put his arm around the little girl and said,
glad you finally came to me with your problem.
I’ve been waiting for
to come and talk with me. Do
you remember that I am the one
gave you everything?
little girl nodded and said, “I guess I had forgotten that everything
from you, Father.”
I have given you many gifts and but most of all I gave you
and now you can share everything with those who have
If you accept everything that I have given you, then you will
have everything. Remember
when I showed you the most
way?* It’s all in my book
that I gave you”, her Father said.
my, the Book!” the little girl exclaimed.
“How could I have
she asked herself as she went to look for it.
little girl went back to her room and looked all over before she found
book that her Father had given her. She
found everything right there
the book. Her eyes had just
not been focused on everything until now.
hugged the book to her and then began to read the book that she
long forgotten. She had been
so busy that she had failed to remember
the book. It was a book of
teachings about everything! Now
know what to do about everything. The
little girl was very excited!
the little girl began to read, she saw where the book said to be thankful
everything. She remembered
that she was supposed to share
with those who had nothing. From
that day on
little girl began to share everything.
book her Father had given her explained everything. The little girl was
perfect because she didn’t live in the land of Perfect but one day she
that she would go to live there and everything would be there.
the little girl spent much of her time telling the other children
had nothing all about everything. She took them by the hand and
them to her Father who loves all children and
told them how they could have everything.
the greatest of these is love.”