Tales2Inspire - A Sampler of Six Complete Stories
This Tales2Inspire Sampler introduces you, the reader, to one complete story from each of the following Tales2Inspire books: The Emerald (Beyond Coincidence' stories), The Topaz (stories of Awakenings & Aha Moments), The Sapphire (stories that Echo In the Mind), The Ruby (Gifts of Compassion), The Crystal (stories that Tickle the Funny Bone) & the Garnet (stories in Feathers and Fur). Enjoy! More
The Tales2Inspire Sampler includes six complete stories published in an equal number of Tales2Inspire books.
The first story, THE VOICE by Stan Cupery, M.D., comes from the Emerald Collection and is a true Beyond Coincidence story. Time is running out for this newborn infant, rescued from an abandoned tenement building in the dead of winter . . . until one doctor is inspired to try a unheard of approach after quiet moment of prayer. Since the Emerald is the gemstone that symbolizes psychic powers and the promotion of self-knowledge, it seemed a perfect symbol for the first book in the series, a book filled with 'Beyond Coincidence' stories.
The second story, AND THE MUSIC PLAYS ON by Charles Musgrave Ph. D. comes from the Topaz Collection. If ever there were an Awakenings story, this one is it. The family is advised to begin planning this musician's funeral arrangements when his trumpet gives him a second chance at life. The Topaz, the gemstone symbolizing self-realization, while promoting energy, truth and forgiveness, works well with this and the other Awakenings stories in this book.
Next we have MY SPECIAL BOY, OBI by Ashley Howland, the story of her lab, Obi who became Ashley’s chief motivational tool as she worked with her most challenging students. He surely proved his worth when Ashley used him as part of her school behavior management program. Her wonderful recollections of her beloved pup appear in the Sapphire Collection, a perfect reflection for the gemstone associated with peace, happiness, communication, insight, intuition and inspiration. Obi surely was all of those.
The fourth story in this sampler, SEVEN MARATHONS - SEVEN CONTINENTS by Winter Vinecki appears in the Ruby Collection. Instead of sitting around just feeling sad after her Dad's untimely death, Winter set out to fulfill a promise she made to herself, a challenge fulfilled in her dad’s memory. The Ruby, the symbol of opening of the heart to friendship and love certainly is applicable here.
The fifth story in this sampler gives us a change of pace, for the Crystal Collection, as its subtitle suggests, is filled with stories that Tickle the Funny Bone. PANTOMIME HUNTER by James Osborne recalls the day this quiet schoolboy showed his true colors, a surprisingly wicked sense of humor, when called upon to do a pantomime before the class. Crystals, like laughter, sparkle while giving off their own special energy, and so did this young man.
Finally we have the sixth story in this sampler, THE MIRACLE OF MAGGIE by Claudia Domb. Once you read this story, you too will be convinced that the survival of a horse named Maggie is nothing short of a miracle. This story appears in the Garnet Collection (Stories in Feathers and Fur), complimented by the Garnet, the gemstone symbolizing protective energy, commitment, honesty, hope and faith.
As you can see, although the subjects of Tales2inspire stories vary, the stories are held together by one common theme: inspiration.
You might read them in one sitting but if you are like many of the readers before you, you will probably want to go back and read many of them over and over again.
If this sampler has whetted your appetite for more of the same, be sure to visit my blog on the tales2inspire website, where you will be treated to many more of inspiring stories.