When I was a small child, I had a very active mind. Truth be told, I still do. My mind is constantly racing and has difficulty just being at rest and insomnia has been my frequent companion throughout the years. It took me long into my adulthood to learn how to quiet my mind and enjoy the beauty around me, and to learn to let go of the daily anxiety that surrounds us. Serenity is something that comes with practice, and it starts from within.
The Gift of Reading
When I say that I believe reading is a gift, it is a message that comes from my heart. The joy–and even sorrow–that comes from a book can be a comforting companion. The emotions and thoughts they provoke unrivaled. It is something that I want all children (and adults) to experience. It is why you will always find books underneath our Christmas tree each year.