A young boy learns that 'heaven' is understanding how Grandpa's influence continues long after he has passed away.
As his family relates precious moments they had with Grandpa, the grieving young son can't understand 'where' Grandpa is. The father wisely portrays Heaven "as any place two people who love each other have shared some time". The boy grasps the useful lesson that Grandpa's 'presence' lies in his ongoing relevance to their lives, though he no longer physically exists. The understanding enables him to tell them his own memories—emotional stuff!
On Sweetbriar Island, Natalie pities and helps the starving wild horses to survive a cold winter.
Natalie reminisces about a year in her childhood on Sweetbriar Island. With little effort she helped ten wild horses struggle through a particularly cold and snowy winter. While admirable that she loved the horses, she was mainly an observer. The story has only the sense of valuing that she has for the horses. There is too little virtuous action to say it has a plot, to make the story worthy.