Did your teacher–or mother or father or someone else–ever tell you that you must read to be success? That reading is the most important subject to learn? That you couldn’t make it without learning to read?
Of course, we’ve had those and many other similar ideas about reading shoved at us, pounded into our brains until they are second nature to us.
Let me share a few thoughts I have about reading today on Tamera and Carole’s Promotion Tuesday:
Quotes I Love that encourage reading:
- A good book makes you want to live in the story. A great book gives you no choice. –Unknown
- My best friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read. –Abraham Lincoln
- A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one. –George R. R Martin
And my Five Reasons you should read:
5. Entertainment and relaxation: Are you looking for something to take your mind from the daily grind? Reading is a great stress-buster and according to one test from the Sussex University researchers, can reduce stress by as much as 68 percent. Sounds like a good idea to me!
4. Can Fight Alzheimer’s: activities such as chess, puzzles, learning a new language, reading, etc., engages your brain activity and could mean you’d be 2.5 times less likely to develop Alzheimer’s. Makes sense, and also keeps you busy and in a happier frame of mind.
3. Makes you more empathetic: When you lose yourself in a book’s pages, you are learning what others are thinking, what their emotions are and why, and increases your social skills and knowledge of humanity.
2. Increases intelligence and boosts brain power: Diving into a good book opens up a whole new world of learning. Children’s books expose kids to 50 percent more words than prime time TV. For college kids, exposure to new words/vocabulary leads to higher reading scores and general tests of knowledge.
Not only that, but reading gives your brain a good workout. Not only vital for younger ones, but for the elderly too, prolonging the slowing down of a brain’s activity
1. The Bible: My favorite–reading enables you to read, study and delve deeply into the Word of God, thus encouraging you to a healthier, richer relationship with God. It helps youngsters develop a taste for more knowledge of God. It gives the established ones in the faith strength to fight the enemy and hold fast to what they have learned.
Having said all that, and hopefully encouraged you to read, and read more, let me invite you to check out Tamera’s books and two of mine:
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- READ to your kids.
- Take a book and READ on a boat ride, while waiting on the fish to bite, sitting on a coverlet with a picnic basket and waiting for your hubby or man-of-your-dreams to join you.
- READ when you’re blue or discouraged, when you’re happy and jumping for joy, when you’re scared and lonely.
- READ to your elderly parents, to your husband/wife, a shut-in or to all the neighborhood kids.
- Read while on vacation–at the beach, in the woods, touring a museum (guidebook), while traveling in a car, an airplane, a train.
- READ to your pets, and most of all, READ.
Many wonderful days of reading wished for you!