Anneke, Hans, and friends, while enjoying the outdoors near the sea, learn through parables several meditation techniques, and how prayer, reflection, and enthusiasm contribute to their happiness. These eight short stories show how the natural world teaches us to live in harmony when we are quiet and observant. Easy to remember, these little tales will stick with you like mother's homemade pancakes and syrup on Sunday morning. Illustrated with photos of North Holland. 4,000 words.