Sunday, June 16, 2013


Let's talk passionate. Let's talk emotional, in your face, just raw unadulterated FEELING.

To clarify: I don't mean the bumping uglies passion, I mean the heart kind. What gets your blood going when you do it? What do you do on a normal basis that you can't NOT just do?

For some people it's a TV show, or knitting, or body harvesting (just kidding...I hope.) But for others, it's READING.

Reading is...magical, breathtaking, transforming, and most of all, it's EMPOWERING.

 How many people can say that they've been to Italy, Montana, the Catskills up north, marched across the Sahara Desert while waiting to be rescued, been held hostage in an 19th century pirate ship, rescued hostages from hostile countries, or sailed to a new world? I can. I've experienced all of these and more from the comfort of my own home. I can sit on my bed and save a 5 year old girl on a rescue mission.

 Do you ever just get so into something that when it ends you kind of just want to cry? That's what reading is like. You become so absorbed, absolutely carried away, that it's almost hopeless to try and escape it. And the crazy part is how much you begin to enjoy it. Enjoy yourself.

 One of the very first things my children will learn is how to read. Reading opens doors for everyone who cares to indulge. Reading teaches you, it strengthens your vocabulary, gives you confidence in your abilities. Anyone who reads is dangerous.

I pray that you find something you're passionate enough about to want to shout it to the world. I pray that you find something that moves you to tears occasionally. Mostly I pray that you find something that makes you so happy that you don't mind to do it over and over again.

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