A Yorkie's Tale: Lessons from a Life Well-Lived Kindle Edition
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"This is an inspiring story that teaches significant life lessons as well as warming the heart with something spiritual. Author David L Heaney weaves an intelligent and noteworthy tale that will easily captivate the reader's attention from the beginning. The author paints a captivating and adventurous story about life and death."
--Emerald Book Reviews
About the Author
- ASIN : B076FJB15X
- Publication date : October 12, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 16374 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 151 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 197599132X
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,370,238 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This prompts an adventurous quest together with the fruit rat. Together they go out into the world to discover the meaning of life in order to learn how to live fully and wisely before they themselves die. Guiding their way is the spirit of the deceased neighbor cat with wise poetic sayings, additional new animal friends, many adventures and misadventures, and new insights and wisdom gained along the way.
This book presents themes that make our own lives more meaningful, joyful, and peaceful as we experience how the lessons of kindness, loyalty, friendship, gratitude, and truth are revealed to this sweet little Yorkie and his friends.
Live your life well!
“A Yorkie's Tale” operates on a number of levels – for a child, the beautiful illustrations will engage their young minds as well as the array of diverse characters which populate the story – a rat, an owl, a possum, a parrot and many more – plus it’s a well-written to boot. For the adult reader, woven into the plot are messages we all need to remember. For example, we all live in our own world, but actually, there is a much bigger world out there – we have so much to learn and experience. Equally, it’s not about how we look on the outside, but what’s important is who we are on the inside: our spirit or soul. As Heaney says, “It’s the spirit that puts the light in your eyes and the love in your heart.” This is what McGilchrist explored in his presentation.
Heaney also recognised that leaving the familiar is always uncomfortable but a discomfort which has to be borne to find the life you should be living. This is shown, in the above example, by the hard decision the promising pop star had to make and relay to her family and teacher. But notwithstanding, it’s a complicated world, meaning that what is good for one is not necessarily good for others.
Heaney doesn’t make light of deciding to live the life you’re supposed to. He recognises it’s only the start, and nothing is easy. Our chosen path can lead to uncertainty, to moments of doubt and even regret. Being strong is necessary. “The road you are on, the quest undertaken, immovable obstacles seem placed in your way. Ne’er turnaround now; to learn, you must stay…or the truth you shall miss.”
“A Yorkie’s Tale” is full of great life lessons we all need to absorb or be reminded of. To treasure friendships; the importance of generosity and kindness; take nothing for granted and look for the richness of the world in which we live; joy and contentment can be discovered almost anywhere; and that latter exist as much inside us as outside.
Heaney continues, we should not fear death since our mortality urges our spirit to seek out what our lives mean, and living the life you’re meant to live is about embracing the totality of the life you live.
Author-supplied copy for the purpose of a review.