Lately I’ve been very thankful for books.
First, that we are blessed with SO many wonderful books. Books are everywhere in my house…and the library is just a few blocks away. Is the library not one of the beautiful and exciting places in town?
Next, I’ve been thankful that we can learn so much from books. And experience places and people and activities that we never could in “real life”. In a really good book…you can visit a far off country or travel in time. You can expand your vocabulary, grow in compassion, gain wisdom, and better understand other cultures.
Best of all…I love how reading books with my kids or husband brings us all together. Books make us sit down together. They make us be quiet together. They make us talk together. They force us to listen.
When a day is so full of activity and busyness…sitting down to read books together brings so much peace and joy.
I hope that my children never outgrow the love of books and that together as a family we can always enjoy them together.
Next time you’re having a rough day…sit down with your kids and a big pile of good books. Just see if it doesn’t make you grateful and joyful!
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