When I sent a text to Paul (my husband) last night that I was "headed home", Paul sent back, "dinner is ready." My mind started wondering what dinner was going to be if it was already done! Paul had bought some Chinese food on his way home. It was good. My fortune cookie paper said, "The road to knowledge begins with the turn of the page." That statement seems so true. Much of what we learn is through reading. As a kid, I loved curling up with a good Nancy Drew book. As an adult, I love reading historical novels, autobiographies and books about subjects that mean something to me. Holding a book and turning the pages feels special to me. I have to admit there have been books I was asked to read during my graduate work that, well...did not do anything for me! Unfortunately, with busy-ness I have put reading to the very bottom of my list....maybe even on the next page. I have so-o-o-o missed reading. A co-working has been sharing his Yoga Journal magazines with me. I have made extra effort to read these magazines which in turn has stimulated me to do further research and reading. Reading gives us a chance to expand our knowledge and ourselves. I try to imagine what life would be like without being able to read....How would I read a newspaper? How would I be able to go online? Lots of learning would be lost if I could not read. Yes, we also learn through our experience, observation and practical work, but that is balanced by our reading.
What does reading mean to you?
Have you experienced helping another learn to read?
I enjoy yoga as it brings peace to my life. Teaching yoga has brought joy to my life and given me a chance to encourage others in learning yoga.