They say that there is a part of a child in each of us.  I think that’s a great reason to justify my today’s recommendation to you – a fairy tale.  The fairy tale that tells about true friendship, acceptance and seemingly the simplest things in life, until you enter adult life, which is so powerful that it turns the easiest decisions into the most difficult ones.  “The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse” by Charlie Mackesy is a collection of illustrations accompanied by handwritten conversations between the characters.  In this blog post, I have collected ten of the most beautiful and heartwarming quotes. Giving strength and faith, in friendship, in others, in yourself and in tomorrow, which is sometimes very difficult to see.

– What do you think is the biggest waste of time?
– Comparing yourself to others

Most of the old moles I know wish they had listened less to their fears and more to their dreams.

Being kind to yourself is one of the greatest kindnesses – said the mole

Quotes the boy the mole the fox and the horse

Tears fall for a reason and they are your strength not weakness.

Asking for help isn’t giving up – said the horse
It’s refusing to give up.

The greatest illusion – said the mole
Is that life should be perfect

Is your glass half empty or half full? – asked the mole
I think I’m grateful to have a glass. – said the boy

When the big thing feel out of control focus on what you love right under your nose.

Quotes the boy the mole the fox and the horse

What’s your best discovery?
– asked the mole
That I’m enough as I am
– said the boy. 

Don’t measure how valuable you are by the way you are treated. – said the horse 

“The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse” is a book that I look through in moments of doubt, then I always find a quote that perfectly matches what is on my mind at the moment. this book every time helps me to go through my hardest time.  This is not just a fairy tale for children.  This is an ideal position for adults, giving the easiest solutions in the most difficult moments.  From 2022 you can also watch it as an animated short film on AppleTV+, but I warn you, it’s hard not to shed at least one tear watching it.

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