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Saturday, November 10, 2018
Be Thankful For Books This Holiday Season
thankful to be alive, to have my health, to have wonderful loving family, and
friends by my side; I’m also aware of the losses and pains naturally to be
suffered in the course of a life. But
this holiday season I want to focus on the positive, the moment that I am in,
and the world of ideas that swirl around me.I am forever thankful of the books that exist in our world, nurturing,
informing, entertaining, inspiring, challenging, and comforting those who let
these hand-held treasures enter our souls.
speak to us in a way no one else and nothing can.They are there for us, all of the time, whenever
we need them.Classics live on forever
and nearly 4,000 new options are published daily.There are great books and books get written
about such books.Books have imitators
and authors who compete to exceed the works that are best-sellers, critically-acclaimed, or award-winners.If an idea
exists, chances are a book has captured it – and likely spawned a thousand new
should express our gratitude for books by:
out the positive values expressed in books
public and financial support of libraries
others to read more books
at a literary program
must use books to give us balance, perspective, and guidance.
can provide a valuable outlet for us.We
can escape to other worlds, times, places, lives – and do so without
risks.Books fulfill in us what we can’t
possibly experience in our lives today.
give us an understanding of life and the world that helps us live a fulfilling,
productive, and rewarding life.
lead us, with advice, encouragement, ideas, and useful information.
wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving – and the kick-off of a magical holiday
season right through the beginning of a new year.May books play an important role in your life
– and in the lives of others, for better books can lead to better people and a
of us – as writers, promoters, readers, publishers, editors, literary agents,
teachers, booksellers and all of those who play a key role in the book
publishing ecosystem – should be thankful, if for nothing else, that books are
with us in our amazing journey.