If you’ve checked out my blog recently, you might have realized by now that I love holidays and especially love fun silly ‘National’ holidays. This coming week we’ve got tons of fun book related holidays and I thought it was appropriate to make today’s post about my love of reading and why we should embrace the written word in our everyday lives.
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Book-Related Holidays this Week:
- Thursday March 1st: World Book Day
- Friday March 2nd: Read Across America Day
- Friday March 2nd: Dr. Seuss’s Birthday
We learn to read from a young age and from there continue to learn and gain more knowledge each and every day through reading. Reading encompasses every aspect of our lives and a love of reading is one of the best gifts you can bestow upon a child. It’s important that this love be taught early on so that it can influence our lives and help us continue to develop our minds.
There are multiple reasons to read: for comprehension, for education, for personal development and for pure entertainment and joy. Without literacy we would be lost and thus, without reading we would be lost. I truly can’t imagine living in a world where reading wasn’t a large part of my life.
Reading is a part of our everyday lives and whether you love reading or despise it, you wouldn’t be able to live the life you do without reading. From the minute we awaken in the morning, to the minute we go to sleep at night, we are surrounded by words. We read the labels on the products we use, the food we buy, the streets and highways we drive on, the emails we work from, and the phones we use all day long.
Whether you love it or hate it, social media has become a large part of our daily lives and we wouldn’t be able to interact with one another if we weren’t able to read what has been written. We wouldn’t be able to stay updated with current events if we couldn’t read our newspapers (or modified news apps!) and most of us wouldn’t be able to get our work done if we weren’t able to read our email communications with clients and customers.
There are endless ways that words make a difference in our lives and positive words and ideas often provide motivation for people to take action to improve themselves and their lives. The power of the written word is one of the most incredible things in this world and reading is the catalyst to inspiration that oftentimes leads to greatness. Writers and authors that provide us with quality reading material are leaders in self-reflection and education.
If you think back on some of your earliest memories, I’d bet that at least one of them includes a favorite book that you read or was read to you as a child. Reading is one of the greatest joys in life and we should remember to appreciate our ability to read and find joy in the knowledge that we will never stop learning.
Other Fun Holidays this Week:
- Monday February 26th: Tell a Fairy Tale Day | Pistachio Day
- Tuesday February 27th: National Kahlua Day | Strawberry Day
- Wednesday February 28th: Chocolate Souffle Day | Inconvenience Yourself Day
- Thursday March 1st: Peanut Butter Lover’s Day | World Compliment Day
- Friday March 2nd: Day of Unplugging | Employee Appreciation Day
- Saturday March 3rd: I Want You To Be Happy Day
- Sunday March 4th: Academy Awards Night | National Pound Cake Day | Namesake Day
Tell us: What were some of your favorite books growing up?
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