"The mind, heart, hands and conscience of every individual forms the cornerstones in all houses of 'goodness.' Whether we be a source of good or bad in our life will depend on how we use these potential attributes. Many hands and positive minds are capable of performing immeasurable acts of boundless love. The spirits of the depressed can be lifted with no more than a gentle touch of sensitivity and a bit of understanding. Life friendships can be formed in one moment of kindness to a stranger's needs, lifting heavy hearts to heaven with an abundance of unmeasured love. Helpful hands and hopeful souls can shape the world into eternal happiness and entwine the vast goodness of human resources for common good.
But break this love bond and the same hands are capable of killing and doing all manner of heinous deed. The 'power of love' is infinite. It is the source of all things positive in life and lives in the heart of 'goodness.' For it is only love of one person freely expressed to another that makes the world go round and keeps it spinning in perpetual motion. It is only our love for each other that truly redeems and saves mankind.
Twenty-seven years ago my first children's book was published. It was called, 'Everyone and Everything.' I called it thus because everyone and everything in this great big world of ours matters! The book which established my reputation as a children's author was 'The Douglas Dragon Omnibus,' After the late Princess Diana contacted me and requested that I send her a copy to read to her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry at their bedtime, the local press and media started to notice my works. The theme of the four Douglas the Dragon stories is the 'Power of Love.'
I believe that there lives within the heart and mind of every man, woman and child a dragon who controls our behaviour. There are two dragons who fight for the supremacy and control of mankind's thoughts and actions; the 'Dragon of Love' and the 'Dragon of Anger.' However, these two dragons cannot co-exist in one body as there is only room for one of them. There is only one way to get rid of the 'Dragon of Anger' from your mind and body and that is to put the 'Dragon of Love' in its place! In short; to start doing good in our lives, we must first stop doing bad.
'The Douglas Dragon Omnibus' can be purchased as either an e-book or in hard copy. The e-book is available from Amazon and the hard copy (with all profits going to charitable causes), is also available from Amazon or www.lulu.com In addition, all four Douglas Dragon stories which were recorded for radio transmission in the 1990's can be freely heard from my website www.fordefables.co.uk/douglas-the-dragon.html along with a musical play which the National Lottery paid to have me produce at the start of the New Millennium http://www.fordefables.co.uk/douglas-the-dragon-play.html
Never underestimate the 'power of your love.' Many years ago as a young man, I decided to stick to love as I found hate and anger too much of a burden to bear. When one can freely emit love they will find themselves smiling for no reason at all and the 'Power of Love' is capable of stirring the conscience and awakening the soul so that we reach for more of the goodness that is there for the grabbing." William Forde: July 12th, 2017.