Gray Spots


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Copyright: September 2016Gray Spots is a story for those learning to conquer their fears. In this story, fears are represented as gray spots that hover...

Copyright: September 2016

Gray Spots is a story for those learning to conquer their fears. In this story, fears are represented as gray spots that hover around a person's head. The more fear surrounding a person, the harder it becomes to see. When we live our lives in fear, those fears block our sight and affect every decision we make. Before we know it, we are no longer following our dreams, having fun, or pursuing worthy endeavors due to doubt, anxiety, and/or insecurity. The power our fears have is the power we allow them to have. If we stop feeding these thoughts and instead focus our energy on learning to overcome, our fears would lose their control over us. They would no longer influence our choices or play a part in how we live our lives. Gray Spots is meant to remind people of this.

Gray Spots is also a call-to-action to stand up for what is right and to end bullying. The hope is that readers of all ages will be reminded that they are not only responsible for defending themselves during times of hardship, but also those who may be unable to stand up for themselves. Life is a mixture of what we're dealt and how we choose to respond. The world needs more fearless people. It needs more individuals who aren't afraid to pursue challenging careers/passions in an attempt to contribute something positive to society. It also needs more people who are willing to encourage confidence in others, be it loved ones or strangers. I hope Gray Spots alleviates the fears and burdens that hinder people from being the best version of themselves and reminds them that a little bit of bravery can make all the difference.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews

GRAY SPOTS IS THE SECOND IN THIS SERIES OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS. WHILE BLUE SPOTS TACKLED SADNESS AND GRIEF, GRAY SPOTS FOCUSES ON FEAR, ANXIETY, AND BULLYING. I CAN REALLY APPRECIATE THE INTENT OF THE MESSAGES BEING SENT IN THESE TWO BOOKS BACK TO BACK. I DEFINITELY FEEL IT RESONATES IN TODAY'S WORLD AND YES I REALIZE THESE ARE CHILDREN'S BOOKS, BUT SOMETIMES ADULTS NEED REMINDING AND CAN BENEFIT GREATLY AS WELL FROM READING SUCH BOOKS WITH THEIR CHILDREN. THIS BOOK SERVES NOT ONLY AS A REMINDER, BUT A CALL OF INSPIRATION TO CONQUER YOUR FEARS OR WHATEVER MIGHT BE CAUSING YOUR ANXIETY. IT ALSO PROMOTES AN ANTI-BULLYING STANCE AND FOR PEOPLE TO COME TOGETHER TO DEFEND THOSE WHO NEED DEFENDING, WHICH I FEEL IS EVEN MORE IMPORTANT IN TODAY'S SCHOOLS ESPECIALLY WITH THE PRESENCE OF CYBER BULLYING. AGAIN, I THINK IT IS very IMPOrtant for children and teens to realize that there is life beyond their current situation or current state that may exist in their school. It does get better and it is so beneficial to have a positive thought process. I believe it is also just as important to be surrounded with positive energy that exude from family, true friends, and a faith network to help oneself deal and get through their anxiety, fear, or bullying issues. I personally enjoyed this book even more than the first one, and the reference to comic book superheroes.

Maureen Grabosky

It can be so hard to describe different emotions to younger kids and what they mean. Gray spots does a wonderful job of showing younger children what anxiety and fear can not only look like but feel like. It also touches on the topical subject of bullying and what it means to stand up for those who are unable to stand up for themselves. This would be a wonderful resource to keep in your classroom for elementary aged students.