I came across this card many years ago – inside the message is simply one word –


I like to share this image when I make my presentations to children and parents to illustrate the fact that stories are a lot like prayer.

By prayer I don’t mean some formal set of words learned by rote and associated with a particular religious affiliation. Rather, I mean prayer as simply a way of looking at life that helps us believe in what might be…what can be… in our own inner greatness and goodness.
Stories and prayer may not change the order of the universe, but they can change us and how we see the world.

I hope this month’s set of stories will help you and your children believe in what all good stories tell us – that despite the sadness and the badness, in the end – Good will Triumph!