Happy Frenchie Friday everyone! I wanted to share a book that I recently stumbled upon after following Dallas Clayton's work on Instagram. Melissa Hartwig, the founder of the Whole30 Program was raving about him on one of her posts and since finding out about him...I now know why.
After seeing a couple of his quotes, I was just blown away by how much some of his writing resonated with me. This is one that I really loved about growing up. I think anyone can relate to it is some way...
He writes such positive sayings that touch our hearts, but in such a simple way...
Dallas Clayton has written, illustrated and published a series of children's books...his first focusing on the idea of "dreaming big" quickly became a favorite among Hollywood celebrities. "An Awesome Book!" was such a huge success that he followed that with "An Awesome Book of Thanks!" that follows the same style as the first, delivering a message about the importance of gratitude. His third children's book is, "An Awesome Book of Love!". Along with the original book, the follow ups were loved by critics and Clayton began being referred to as "The New Dr. Seuss."
When I found out he had released a "kid's book for adults", I knew I had to have it. It's called "It's Never Too Late", a timeless story for anyone looking for the perfect reminder just how magical life is. As adults we need to remember what matters most in life. The story sets up a scenario where....if it all came crashing down today, would you be happy with your life? If not...it's never too late.
I loved it so much...I immediately ordered a few more to give away to some of my closest friends. I can't get enough of this message! :) It reminded me of my obsession with Shel Silverstein books as a kid. Sometimes we need a children's book to take us back to basics...remember what's truly important in life.
Clayton, who draws his inspiration from his son, continues to write stories and poetry and founded the non-profit "Awesome World Foundation" in 2009 with the intention of traveling the world, reading to kids and promoting childhood literacy. In my opinion we need more of these positive messages in our lives.
"It's never too late to start something new, to do all of those things you've been longing to do." -Dallas Clayton