Boy, Mole, Fox, Horse

Mackesy, Charlie. (2019). The Boy, the mole, the fox, and the horse. New York: HarperCollins

I only recently heard about his book.  It is a story of conversations between four participants.  The boy is full of questions and the animals supply important answers. Life lessons are embedded n the story and relates to many areas of our life.  I whole-heartedly recommend this book.

Here are some of the quotes from this book that struck me as important:

Horse: “the truth is everyone is winging it.”


Mole:  I am so small

Boy: Yes, but you can make a huge difference.


Mole:  What do you want to be when you grow up?

Boy:  Kind


Boy:  What do you think success is?

Mole: to love


Boy:  what do you think is the biggest waste of time?

Mole: comparing yourself to others

Boy:  I wonder if there is a school of unlearning?


One of the greatest freedoms is how we react to things


Isn’t it odd? We can only see our outsides, but nearly everything happens on the inside.


Mole:  Being kind to yourself is one of the greatest kindnesses

Often the hardest person to forgive is yourself


Sometimes I feel lost.

But we love you, and love brings you home

I think everyone is just trying to get home


Horse:  Everyone is a bit scared, but we are less scared together.


Boy:  What is the bravest thing you’ve ever said?

Horse: “Help”


Boy:  When are you the strongest?

Horse:  When I have dared to show my weakness


Asking for help isn’t giving up, it’s refusing to give up


Mole:  The greatest illusion is that life should be perfect


Mole:  Is the glass half empty or half full?

Boy:  I think I’m grateful to have a glass


A discovery:

Boy:  I’m enough as I am