Saturday, November 10, 2012
Thankful for the Ability to Read
Yesterday, I talked about being so thankful for my 5 senses. Along with the ability to see, I'm thankful for the ability to read.
"According to the CIA World Factbook it is estimated that the overall world literacy rate was 82%." (Wiki Answers)
I learned to read in the first grade with the "Dick and Jane" books. I still remember all about their pets, Puff and Spot. It wasn't long before I graduated to chapter books and began devouring every book in the library.
Oh, the wonderful books of my childhood: The Wind in the Willows, Bambi, The Bobbsey Twins, Heidi, and all the little biography books I used to check out at school. I remember reading about Betsy Ross, Martha Washington and Abraham Lincoln. I can't forget all the Laura Ingalls Wilder books, and The Boxcar Series and all the Nancy Drew books. I even read "The Five Little Peppers," which gives you an idea how old I am.
Reading has kept me entertained, informed and inspired. I thank God I learned to read - and I thank Him He used a teacher to do it!
All during the month of November, I will be sharing my gratitude for all God has given me. I'm joining Joyful Reader on her Giving Thanks Challenge at her blog, Encouragement for Daily Bible Reading.