Amazing Gracie By authors Dan Dye and Mark Beckloff was a joy to read. It was one of those books that makes a quick satisfying read. While I found it in the young adult section, like so many other books (Harry Potter etc.) it was by no means just for young adults. Actually I saw a lot of myself in this story. We have all gone through a major change in life direction at some point in our lives. This book chronicles the story of how best friends Dan and Mark, through their dogs Sarah, Dottie and Gracie, come to find the direction that was missing in their lives (at least in regards as to career).
The turning point, without letting too much of the story out, is provided by their Great Dane Gracie who is albino and deaf. The story illustrates beautifully how Dan comes to the realization that it was not just Gracie that needed saving but he himself. As each of us prepare to launch ourselves into a new uncharted areas of my life, whether starting a business or making a fresh start after a divorce, it really does give one reason to pause. If we stop and really pay attention to everything around us. The universe does give us hints, clues, and eventually bites on the ass to get us to take notice. Could we ask for a better messenger than dogs?
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Many happy walks!