To any bear try adding this poem:
The Burden Bear
I'm not a very fancy bear -
I'm plain and rather small.
But someone who really likes you,
Said I should come to call.
Hide me 'neath your pillow
or on a nearby shelf.
And when you feel discouraged
I'll do my best to help.
I've brought my favorite blankie,
to snuggle when I'm sad.
It's a present from my Granny
for times when things look bad.
My Granny always told me,
Life's like a patchwork quilt
Give Jesus all the pieces
and he'll make a pretty quilt.
Sometimes I don't see the pattern
He seems so far away
Then I clutch my little blankie
And I pray and pray and pray.
Though I don't have all the answers
For I'm just a 'Burden Bear'
I've been sent here on a mission
From someone who really cares.
When you see me please remember
You're in her thoughts and prayers.
I framed some of these poems with a miniature bear hot glued to
the corner of the frame holding a small quilt. They would also look cute with a small 'book' of the poem attached.