Today's Kindness #161: September 6, 2022
Read A Book! 📖🔖
National Read a Book Day is observed annually on September 6th. On August 9th, we all celebrated National Book Lovers Day. While these bookish days may seem similar, National Read a Book Day invites us ALL to grab a book we might enjoy and spend the day reading.
Don't keep it to yourself. Share the experience! Read aloud either to children or to grandparents. Read to your pets or your stuffed animals and plants.
Reading improves memory and concentration as well as reduces stress. Older adults who spend time reading show a slower cognitive decline and tend to participate in more mentally stimulating activities over their lifetime. Books are an inexpensive entertainment, educational tool, and time machine too!
Grab a book off the shelf, head to your local library or bookstore, or grab your e-reader and pick out your favorite book or a new one!
"Reality doesn't always give us the life that we desire, but we can always find what we desire between the pages of books."
―Adelise M. Cullens