Thursday, November 6, 2014

30 Days of Gratitude: For the Love of the Stories (Day 6)

Certainly Candid focuses on books and reading a lot. That is not about to change (this is what happens when you read a blog by an individual with an English degree). As such, today's post in the 30 Days of Gratitude series focuses on the stories in our lives.
For the Love of the Stories (Day 6)
If you haven't figured out yet that I love reading, you will now. But more importantly, I love the stories that books and literature tell us. The stories are a way for us to connect with our world, and because they haven't always been in the form of the written word we have now, there are many types of stories out there.
I am grateful for the stories. Reading gives me the opportunity to travel to places I may never see in my lifetime. The stories are a way for me to learn about other cultures and lifestyles that I may never get to experience.
I am grateful for the lessons I've learned from these stories. Despite what many believe in our society of 21st media, there is a certain kind of magic only obtained from reading books. I have learned a lot from the thousands of books I've read so far in my lifetime. They have taught me how to be empathetic, how to be kind, how to laugh, how to express sorrow and anger, and so, so much more.
In the end, I am grateful for the bigger meaning behind the stories: my literacy, and my ability to read, write, and communicate. After all, that is what the stories are all about: sharing thoughts with others in our world.
Think about the stories you have loved the most, from your childhood favorites to the ones you hear now. Be grateful for all they have taught you about living.

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