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THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS IN LIFE"
The raindrop laughed again.
"Oh, I may be small, but there are tons of us. Just look at us all! Every leaf and every blade of grass gets its very own raindrop. You know, Sunbeam is just a little guy too, but the sun sends lots and lots of sunbeams, and there's plenty of warmth and light for the whole earth."
"You're right, little drop," the mouse answered. "But I still think you and Sunbeam shouldn't give water and warmth to just everybody. I wouldn't give anything to the nasty, scary creatures. They hunt us and eat us."
"But how can we break water and sunlight into pieces, little mouse? You think some parts of the forest and mountain are nice, and some aren't, some of the creatures are good, and all the rest are bad - but the light and water are for everyone."
"But where did the light come from?" Redback asked again, remembering what his very first question.
"I guess they were made by someone who is even higher up than the sun, and even bigger, too. But I'm just a little drop, and there are lots of things I don't know. I know I have to bring water to everyone who wants to drink, and for me that's the most important thing. If you're looking for the most important thing, then find somebody who needs you and shine on them like Sunbeam does - or freshen them up, like me. That's the best thing you can do, even if you're as tiny as a rain droplet."
"Thank you, little drop," Redback answered gratefully. "Even though you're small, you're sure awfully wise."
"I'm happy to freshen up any thirsty heart, my mouse friend. That's what I'm here for. Now lick me off your nose, and I'll perk up your tummy, too." the droplet replied with one last tinkle of laughter.
Redback stretched out his tongue and licked off the raindrop from his nose, then scurried back inside the burrow to get warm. He wanted to think over what the drop had told him, but no sooner was he snug in bed than he fell asleep, and he had an amazing dream.
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