By TIM KELLY
Positivity, perseverance and braveness are elusive in in the present day’s world.
It’s laborious sufficient for adults to face down their fears and be courageous. Typically it’s extra daunting for folks to show their children find out how to perceive, be taught and purchase these particular qualities.
A brand new ebook by Deirdre Palm Adams, “The Adventures of Rocky: Don’t Be Afraid Rocky” (Web page Publishing), makes the subject simpler to broach with younger youngsters, and does so in an endearing and relatable style.
It tells the story of the creator’s real-life canine, a poodle who doesn’t like being alone, and the way Rocky handled the trauma of being misplaced on an Ocean Metropolis seashore.
Spoiler alert: within the skillfully written story, Rocky not solely got here out of the ordeal unscathed, she acquired coping expertise, and braveness alongside the way in which. It’s an inspiring journey for teenagers and grown-ups of all ages.
“The objective was to point out how we are able to overcome fears and stay in happiness and pleasure,” Adams stated.
The primary-time creator is aware of a bit about braveness herself from an extended profession in New York Metropolis, working and touring extensively as a company government within the high-pressure style trade.
Adams has been coming to the household seashore home in Ocean Metropolis’s Gardens part most of her life. The complete-time Camden County resident and husband Joe bought it and rebuilt it about 20 years in the past.
“I’m a Jersey seashore lady at coronary heart and we love the seashore life-style,” she stated of the couple. “It’s the place we most get pleasure from to be and it’s the right place to retire and stay full time, which we plan on doing in a number of years.”
The star of the ebook is Rocky, a personality primarily based on Adams’ real-life pooch, an eight-year-old feminine poodle whose coloring resembles that of rocky highway ice cream.
“I used to be impressed to jot down it after I watched Rocky wandering across the seashore with me throughout a stroll at dawn one morning,” Adams stated.
With this humble starting, the ebook’s message grew to one thing extra world, reflecting the creator’s credo – life is a present to be loved with pleasure and gratitude.
“The legislation of attraction has guided me for a very long time,” she stated
Adams says she practices habits of positivity, gratitude and the enjoyment of life. It begins with private happiness, she continued.
“It got here again to Rocky. Canines have a particular means of connecting with individuals, relieving stress and bringing us happiness. We love our canines and may relate to them. Optimistic ideas deliver good ends in life.”
“Don’t be Afraid Rocky” delivers this critical message in a heart-warming type. The ebook received’t add its personal take a look at of braveness for folks and kids tackling a tough topic.
Youngsters will determine with Rocky, who hears a loud noise and flees her home and runs to the seashore. She winds up misplaced, with all of her fears and anxieties. The canine realizes the sky is getting darkish and she or he’s listening to and seeing issues she doesn’t like. Nonetheless, the canine manages to collect herself and finds mates alongside the way in which.
Her new seashore buddies assist Rocky keep calm, discover her means residence and finally uncover she had interior power, bravery and braveness all alongside.
The story is illustrated with artwork created by Deirdre’s niece, Lindsay Morano.
The primary in an “Adventures of Rocky” four-part sequence, the books embody different matters for educating youngsters: understanding the facility of gratitude, experiencing pleasure in life, and dreaming large.
“The Adventures of Rocky: Don’t Be Afraid Rocky” is offered at bookstores, or on-line on the Apple iTunes Retailer, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.
There may also be a neighborhood ebook launch occasion at Solar Rose Phrases and Music, close to eighth avenue and Asbury Avenue on Aug. 14, the place of us can meet Rocky and have the ebook signed by Deirdre.
“It was very clear to me that Rocky generally is a vessel to deliver the message of the legislation of attraction to youngsters in every single place,” Adams stated.