Becoming What We Read

Picture of girl on a flying book

What is it about books that captivate the imagination of children throughout all history?

Is it the chance to visit far away lands or go on adventures that defy time and place?

Or is it to experience life from a new point of view?

What do we learn from these experiences?

Dr. Seuss quote with girl with balloons and a telescope reading the more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.

To See Through Another’s Eyes

Books are a gateway, a tool that helps us develop into the person that we want to be.

When we open a book, we embark on a journey.

We become one with main character, experiencing the thrills and disappointments that they feel.

We see the world through their eyes and enter into the sacred space of their minds.

Their past becomes ours, the feet of our imagination treads the same path.

We feel the way that they feel, and take on hopes that were once not our own.

We become the hero.

Perhaps not a hero in the traditional sense, such as those that save the world.

But one that goes on a quest of knowledge, one that makes them better than they were before.

Their experiences become our own.

“We are the sum total of our experiences. Those experiences – be they positive or negative – make us the person we are, at any given point in our lives. And, like a flowing river, those same experiences, and those yet to come, continue to influence and reshape the person we are, and the person we become. None of us are the same as we were yesterday, nor will be tomorrow.”

B.J. Neblett

What Kind of Hero Will We Be

There are several different types of books out there, but no matter how different they may be, there is one thing they all have in common…

Each has a message.

Each message is strengthened by experience.

The question is, what messages are you experiencing?

Reading books can help us become the type of person we want to be.

Children’s books are an essential part of having children experience different situations and show them how they can conquer universal challenges in real life.

Choosing children’s books that uplift, encourage, and empower are a great way to teach them how to deal with life’s challenges.

What books are you reading?

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