Fulton Books author, Tom Benner, is an incredibly inspiring individual and has completed his most recent book “Pondering at the Ponds”: a ruminating piece that encourages everyone to ponder, create good choices, and have faith in their decisions. This is an introspective book that teaches people to allow themselves to learn new things, explore unknown places, and meet new people along the way. It greatly puts emphasis on the impact of the minute things in life, those things, situations, places, as well as experiences help improve one’s skills and knowledge. These accumulated skills and knowledge blossom into wisdom, and wisdom guides a person in creating choices; choices that will hone their destiny.
Benner shares, “Years ago, on one of my first river rafting trips, a school teacher in the group gave me this advice: Always try to keep your oars dry. At the time, that made no sense to me at all, thinking I needed to keep my oars in the river so I could control the raft.
With more experience, I began to notice how hard I was working to avoid rocks. I would power from one side of the river to the other, sometimes over adjusting and needing to back up a little.
I eventually remembered the advice from the teacher about keeping my oars dry. I learned to look downriver and move to a safer position earlier. This technique allowed me to relax more and use the current to help me get around rocks and obstacles.
As I gained experience, I did not have to row nearly as hard to stay with the flow. And guess what? My oars were not in the river near as much, in effect, keeping them dry.
Since that time, I have looked for those simple, seemingly innocent comments that can cause us to ponder about what we are doing and why.
My hope for this story is to help others unlock the power and rewards of pondering, in order to understand the why’s of our life experiences.”
Published by Fulton Books, Tom Benner’s book is a whimsical and transformative read that develops one’s mind and changes the way they view themselves, the people around them, and the world in general. The author’s philosophy and perspective in life leaves his readers with thoughts to ponder and reflect with.
Readers who wish to experience this thought-provoking work can purchase “Pondering at the Ponds” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes & Noble.
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