UppP Dreams

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February 1

 

Freedom Day

Give Kids a Smile Day

Robinson Crusoe Day

Hula in the Coola Day

Wear Red Day

No Politics Day


 

 

A Different Drummer

 

 

Young Stevie was waking up from a nap.

"Strange," he thought,

"I feel like I'm ... floating."

Opening his eyes,

he could see sky and he could see sea .


 Sea ? ! ?

He sat up.   More sea.

He was on a raft!

Floating toward a shore.

A seashore.

"What ! ? !"

 

"Where am I ? ! ?"

Then he heard barking.

"Freddy?"

Looking around he saw him come runnin'.

There he was,  ol' Freddy.

Barkin' an' swimmin' up toward the raft.

His waggin' tail and front paws were splashing him forward.

Freddy ... the best dog a kid could have !

Freddy was always nearby, slept by his bed and

was always right there when he woke up.

 

The waves pushed Stevie towards the shore, and into Freddy.

They greeted one another and they both were very happy.

They were still playing in the water,

when they heard ... 

The Drums.
 

Freddy barked.

"Shhhhhhh." warned Stevie. 

They ran to shore, and then scrambled up a small hill
where the drum rhythm seemed to be getting louder.

When they got near to top of the hill,
they both quietly crept up on their bellies the rest of the way.

Soon they were able to see, and,

what they saw on the other side of the hill was amazing.
 

Blue kids !!!

Stevie hadn't seen blue people before.

There were about 20, he guessed.

All wearing red shorts and brightly colored shirts.

Most were dancing in a circle around a campfire.

Some of them were sitting on big rocks beating drums ...

boom boom Boom.

boom boom Boom.

The drums kept beating,

boom boom Boom.

and the Blue kids kept dancing.

 

Stevie stood up.
Freddy was ready.

They started walking down the hill toward the blue kids.

then ... the drums stopped.

the Blue kids stared as they saw a boy and dog approach.

                                           

"Heellloooo Everybody!"


Stevie hollered,  still some ways away.

The Blue kids continued staring at them both.

 

When Stevie got closer, he noticed no one was smiling,

no one was talking,
no one was even moving,

they were all just watching him ...
and Freddy.

"Hello everyone," he said,
"I heard the drums, and I was curious."

He waited ... 

Silence ...

Stillness ...
 
and quiet were interrupted
by the sound of one of the drums falling.

It had been patiently resting next to a rock,
but, then slipped to the ground and started rolling,

Ka plak   Ka plak   Ka Plunk.

until it stopped finally ...
at Stevie's feet.

Now everyone was looking at the drum ...
and Stevie's feet.

Stevie picked up the drum.
Immediately wishing that he knew some drum music.

All he knew was the ol'
"Shave and a Haircut "...

How did that go, again?

"Oh well."


He sat down on a big rock and put the drum between his legs,

Stevie looked back up at everyone and started his solo ...

bump ba ba bump   bump   ...   Bump Bump !
 

He smiled at the Blue kids, all of them.

They all were looking at him,   then

they started looking at each other,

and in just a few seconds more ...

Stevie saw one of the girls started smiling,

then another,

then someone else,   soon ...

Everyone was smiling! 

and they all started laughing.

Freddy was once again barking happily.

 

Young Stevie thought,  "What should I do next?"











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"The creative is the place where no one else has ever been.
You have to leave the city of your comfort
and go into the wilderness of your intuition.
What you'll discover will be wonderful.
What you'll discover will be yourself."   

  - Alan Alda




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February 3


Carrot  Cake Day

Feed the Birds Day

The Day the Music Died






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February 5



Weatherperson's Day

Shower With a Friend Day

Chocolate Fondue Day





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February 7

 

 

Send a Card to a Friend Day

Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbor Day

Pinocchio Day

"e" Day

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February 9


Stop Bullying Day

Pizza Day

Toothache Day

Read in the Bathtub Day


Chloe


Finally.
School was over
 and Chloe was walking down the hall.
She looked UppP and saw "Biff."

Biff, the biggest jerk, ever.
There he was,
towering over some small boy
teasing him.

Chloe frowned.
She marched forward until she got closer,
then stepped in between the boys.
turned and looked straight at Biff.

Chloe didn't say a single word to him.
She just focused on his eyes,
while thinking,   "Why?"

Biff looked at Chloe,
and "innocently"said, "What ?"

Chloe continued to stare at Biff.
Still thinking,  "Why Biff ?"

Soon, two of her classmates
saw what was happening, and joined in.
The stood on each side of Chloe
and began staring at Biff too.

Biff was bewildered.
"What ?!" he nearly shouted at them.

The girls responded by continuing their staring.
Biff stared back, but found that he was
starting to feel outnumbered and confused.

Next, Biff started looking at the floor and
said, " I don't know why I'm even standing here."

He turned around and walked away in silence.
"Thank you." Chloe said to her friends.

"Anytime." They replied in unison.

Chloe got a ride home, and later had her favorite,
 cheese, pepperoni, and green olives pizza.

She had also received a new, as a gift,
a purple and white toothbrush,
with white, yellow and blue bristles
for her birthday, and was curious to try out
a new brushing technique,
without leaving the water running.
She heard that saves up to 3 gallons of water.
She felt good about that and she
hated toothaches and loved to take care of her teeth.

Later, it was bath time.
Her grandma handed her this story.
"Here's something to read in the tub and
Happy Birthday and Good Nite"


Chloe thought it was.




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“I shall pass through this world but once.

Any good therefore that I can do

or any kindness that I can show

 to any human being,

 let me do it now.

 Let me not defer or neglect it,

 for I shall not pass this way again.”


―  Etienne de Grellet





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February 11


Make a Friend Day

Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day

Inventors' Day

White T-Shirt Day




Reserved: Leanna
























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February 13


 Radio Day

Get a Different Name Day


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February 15



Gum Drop Day

Singles Awareness Day

Susan B. Anthony Day



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February 17


Random Acts of Kindness Day



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February 19


Chocolate Mint Day





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February 21



Card Reading Day



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February 23



Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

Tennis Day




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February 24


Inconvenience Yourself Day

Trading Card Day

Tortilla Chip Day


Reserved: Sammy











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Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
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Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
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Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. Steve Jobs
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February 25


Pistol Patent Day


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February 26



Carnival Day

Pistachio Day

Tell a Fairy Tale Day





Reserved for Janie Sue


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February 27


Polar Bear Day

No Brainer Day


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February 28






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February 29

Leap Day



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