Every year most of us make resolutions that we never really end up following through on. Guilty here! Do I dare be so brazen to suggest a resolution? I dare!
The resolution that I would recommend would be reading books. Sure most of us read all the time. We read street signs, text messages, emails… There is a beauty that lies between the pages of a book that makes the experience unique to almost every reader.
If you’re not already an avid reader, perhaps just reading a handful of books in 2014 could change your life. I know that sounds a little dramatic, but think of all the things that books have to offer. One thing they could offer is a new perspective. You’ll never know unless you crack open that dusty book on the bookshelf that you never got around to checking out.
Reading has the power to take you places you’ve never been and could never otherwise go. Perhaps a book could take you to the shores of Hawaii, the natural beauty of the Australian Outback, the center of the Earth, planets beyond our reach or even to alternate universes. In reading books, you can be transported to the distant past, millennia into the future, or anywhere in between with simply the turn of a page. You can fall in love with your favorite characters and feel the sting of their heartaches, the anguish of their failures and the exhilaration of their victories.
Whether it’s far off lands of the past, other galaxies or Middle Earth, the words on the pages transform into a vision of a place that once only existed in the author’s head. Books make us think, imagine and theorize. Who dunnit? Where do the clues point? How will these characters ever get out of the mess that they are in—or will they even make it? A book is simply an adventure waiting to happen, aching to have eager eyes of readers absorb its tale.
For me, reading can be an escape—but far more often—it’s a journey to a place and time that only exists within its pages.
If you aren’t already bookworm at heart, consider a resolution of reading more books this year. You’ll never know how those adventures in reading will affect you until you give it a shot.
It is my greatest wish that you all have a blessed New Year’s celebration and that pleasantly exciting things come your way all throughout the year! Good luck with those resolutions and as always—stay human. Jeannie Rae out.
I am Jeannie Rae, not so plain & almost never simple. A person who is just as flawed as I am skilled. One who loves my family with all my heart in good times and in bad – through celebrations & times of tremendous grief, achievements and disagreements. A woman who knows how short