Nov 30, 2014
Welcome to Tales By Tom. This is the first installment of Life is an Attitude ---pick a good one
This new series takes a look at people's attitudes and how that attitude effects the world around them.
A Guidebook for Life: Children's book that have stood the test of time are usually good guidelines. The Little Engine that Could comes to mind, as does The Three Pigs, even Elf on the Shelf in a more modern arena. There's a moral here at the end, also, how attitude shapes everything we do.
The Dragon Slayer: Who said I couldn't? Everyone I talked to told me it was foolish, except the guy in the mirror ---and he had watched Law and Order too often to be intimidated.
Recently my father, Tom Cagley Sr published a new book titled, I Was Your Son: A Troubled Journey. The book is a view into Tom Cagley Sr's soul. When asked why should anyone read this book ? He answered, "Because the end effect is restorative and invigorating and because everyone who’s ever had a father like this wants to believe there is a happy way out."
A recent review stated it even more powerfully, "I love this book; it is a very telling, touching story of one man's troubled past with his father who obviously had problems of his own. He had no love for his son in his being beyond childhood. I feel so very much for Tom; he was disconnected from his Dad for no good reason; never able to see or talk to him again---not his problem, but scared him none the less.
This story is a lesson in how not to act as a father. His father did not apply the story of the prodigal son in the bible; that is the kind of love we should have for our children. I pray that in telling his story, this book will be help Tom heal and go forward and help those who read it never to make the same mistake, as his father."
Buy "Was Your Son: A Troubled Journey" on Amazon http://ow.ly/ug4ru
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The music is a song titled "Rhapsody" by Andy Guthrie and was supplied Music Alley from Mevio (www.musicalley.com).
See you in two weeks!