Petey The Penguin and His Pink Pajama’s

When we were growing up my dad always read a book to us called, “Petey the Penguin and His Pink Pajamas.” Basically, the story is about a penguin that wanted to be different – he looked just like the other penguins and he didn’t like it. So, he found some pink pajamas and began wearing those so he would look different. But all the penguins started making fun of him so Petey decided to run away.

Petey swam away from his home to a new place and Petey found himself all alone with his pink pajamas. However, before long, Petey found a baby bear that was alone and cold and in order to help the baby bear, Petey gave him his pink pajamas. Petey wrapped his new friend in his favorite pajamas and cuddled him close till his parents found him.  The story is much better than my retelling but hopefully you get the point.

In the end, Petey realized what made him different from everyone else was not his pink pajamas but that he gave away what was precious to him.

God gave to us what was most precious to him, His Son. Who gave what was precious to him, His Life. For us.

That should be us.

We should look different to others not because of our bright, pink pajamas . . .

But because we give away what is precious to us to people who need it.


4 thoughts on “Petey The Penguin and His Pink Pajama’s

  1. Great reminder, Kasey. It’s so easy, particularly in this culture, to not think this way. At least for me . . . this has yet to become a habit, like I want it to be. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    1. Hey girl! This is hard for me too – not getting wrapped up in this culture.
      Finding ways to make giving a habit is also challenging – keeping yourself in situations where you can give.

      1. I have been looking for this book for years. I forgot that it was “Petey”, and just thought it was “the penguin and his pink pajamas” I forgot the beautiful true meaning as well. Thank you for the reminder.

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