Thursday, February 2, 2012

How To Heal A Broken Wing

We love sharing our See Beautiful's every month! Featuring goodies from children's books to flotation devices to pets, we are honored to bring opportunities to see beautiful to you. Enjoy our See Beautiful's children's book of the month (always featured on our website)! 

How To Heal A Broken Wing by Bob Graham

Picture "No one saw the bird fall." In this incredibly inspiring, chill-giving, soul-churning, picture book, author Bob Graham, paints a picture of a scene that resonates with many of us. Life is busy. We're on the go. We're trying to grab a pencil to scratch off the next item completed on our to-do list. And in the hustle and bustle of accomplishing our daily tasks, "no one saw the bird fall." No one, except for Will. A young boy full of the wonderful childhood loving lifestyle we often wish we could bring back to our lives, sees a hurt bird laying in the middle of a crowded urban area. Will sees. Will feels. Will knows he should help.

How often have we passed a person in need while we're ferociously on the go? What if we slowed down? What if the most important part of your day wasn't fulfilling the list of never-ending-tasks on your ever-growing-to-do list? What if the most important part of your day was accepting spontaneity when it presented itself in the form of helping another? What if the most important part of your day was picking up the trash littered on the sidewalk in front of you? Perhaps your swift act of tossing an item in the trash (or hopefully recycling) saved an animal from ingesting something he couldn't digest? What if your shared smile to a stranger is the only one a person receives that day and it warms a heart, offering hope?  What if your patience in a busy world teaches a child to be kinder?

Of the book, Bob Graham says, "In troubled times, when many of us are losing contact with the natural world, I wanted to show that there is still hope in a coming generation of children who have curiosity and empathy with the world around them, and that care and attention can sometimes fix broken wings." Oh how beautiful.

This is a wonderful book to teach children about kindness, giving, patience, acceptance, fairness for all, humanity, friendship, how to treat animals, and love. We recommend it to all children and grown-ups as a reminder of the important things in life. How can we make this world a better place?

Purchase a copy of the book HERE.
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9 comments:

  1. Looks like MOM will be buying another book.  This one sounds like a real good one.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  2.  Oh, you would just LOVE the book. In fact, there's a great site I found yesterday that you could use the book with! http://storypath.wordpress.com/2010/02/22/689/ You'll dig it.

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  3. Thanks for this message today...I soooooo needed it.

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  4. What an inspiring book...great write up!

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  5. tia @two birds on a wireFebruary 4, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    I really need to read this book- thanks for introducing it to us. I am your newest follower via the blog hop this weekend, I am loving it and can't wait to see what more you have in store. I do hope you will come visit and follow us too <3

    tia @two birds on a wire

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  6.  Thanks for visiting, Tia! It is a wonderful book that we highly recommend. Can't wait to pop over to your blog and see beautiful.

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  7.  Thanks so much! It is an incredible book. Given your posts and reflections, I think it's one you'd definitely dig. :)

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  8. Precious! I have never heard of this, thanks for sharing with us, your blog is such a blessing!

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  9.  Oh, Gina! Thank you so much. You have no idea how much your comment means to us. For See Beautiful to be a blessing to someone is incredibly humbling and wonderful.

    P.S., The book really does rock. :)

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts & helping others see beautiful too!