On this special day, most people list who and what they are thankful for. I’m thankful for all those things too. I love my family and am so glad they are a part of my life. My friends are true gems in my life! I have awesome co-workers and a terrific job. My boss is the World’s greatest boss. I have a nice home and a sweet little dog that greets me with love and joy every day. I am Thankful for all these things.
I am especially thankful that my mother instilled the love of reading in me.
Because of my love of reading, so many other wonderful things have happened to me during my life. I would never have advanced in life without my love of reading. While reading, I was learning. This learning has made me fairly well spoken and well read.
Even as a child I would dive into Shakespeare or Poe. With a dictionary beside me, I was dying to comprehend what was on the page. So I read well above my age range.
The great poets and authors of our time were read with enthusiasm. Grapes of Wrath and Tobacco Road are still some of the best literature ever written, in my humble opinion. I was especially fond of biographies. I wanted to KNOW Abraham Lincoln, you know?
The Best thing to come out of my love of reading, is my writing. Now, I have a creative outlet and can express myself in a way that few can.
So, Thank You Mom! Thank you for teaching me to read so early and for showing me the true joy of the written word.
Happy Thanksgiving all!
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