This is a wonderful story for children with several important lessons. These lessons are important for children, given our culture where good virtues are made fun of and discarded.
Although this is an Indigenous story, it can certainly be applied to all of us, young and old, regardless of culture.
This story is about how a father and daughter went hiking. They saw an eagle overhead, and the father recounted the following story.
There was a terrible flood. The sky went dark and the rain began to fall. There was a great flood. Everyone perished except one woman. An eagle carried her to safety. This was her new beginning.
The eagle taught her a lot of important lessons about truthfulness, kindness, generosity, respect and courage. This helped the bird fly strong and withstand all hardships that life threw.
This woman who was saved became a virtuous person who did all the right things. Over time, the people grew into a race that was made up to good-hearted people. Every time the eagle fled, that story came to mind for the father.
The moral of the story is that we can all fly to the light and away from darkness. This is a book that is as inspiring as it is meaningful.
Kids of all ages need to learn how to live a good life, one that is meaningful and virtuous. They can then become models to others on how to act so that they can become happy and fulfilled individuals.