There is something beautiful about words. Words on a page. Written words, typed words, printed words. Words on paper, are beautiful. Words have meaning, they provide meaning. Words provide truth, they provide answers, they provide questions, stories, expression, heartache, sadness, frustration, anger, joy, love, peace, on and on and on. Words allow us to communicate. Allow us to express. Allow us opportunity. Words can be powerful. Words ARE powerful. To be able to understand words, grasp words, digest words, read words, is a wonderful gift. Reading is beautiful. Powerful. Invaluable. Reading allows the opportunity to learn. The opportunity to grow. The opportunity to share. The opportunity to connect and relate to others, with others. Reading opens doors to discussion. Doors to reality. Fantasy. Dreams. Reading has played a very crucial role within my life. Reading has helped me to be more disciplined. Has helped me to learn more, understand more, expand more. Reading has helped me become a more well-rounded individual. Reading is a key that unlocks potential. Reading provides an outlet during life’s ups and downs. Reading is essential. Essential in and for the development of the human race. Reading expands our brain, our intellect. It expands our thoughts, our boundaries. AMAZING. BEAUTIFUL. POWERFUL. Put the phone down. Put the IPad away. Turn-off the t.v. Grab an “old-fashioned” paperback or hard-covered book, and DIG IN! Learn. Challenge. Expand. Enjoy!