Many of us couldn’t imagine our lives without books. We remember the books we read as kids and the books that were read to us. We remember our favorite quotes, our favorite characters.
We remember the books that became our friends, the ones that supported us through adolescent angst, first loves, breakups, friendship or family fiascoes, lonely days and other tough and joyful times.
We remember the books that gave us the inspiration to scribble quotes in our journals, to write stories and to follow our dreams.
Books have the power to open up perspectives, to take us places we otherwise wouldn’t be able to go.
Soaking in their words and fastening our own helps us express ourselves, communicate quality information to others and connect to the world. Words give us the strength and know-how to make smart decisions and chart our own lives.
Thankfully, for most of us, reading is as natural as seeing or speaking or brushing our teeth.
Unfortunately, for millions of people around the world reading isn’t any of these things. At least 793 million people worldwide can’t read and end up missing out on the sheer joy and valuable lessons and opportunities that reading brings.
That’s why I’m honored to share an important upcoming date with you along with an amazing organization.