Wednesday 14 February 2018

Celebrating Wednesday's #36

Hello everyone and welcome to the middle of February. Yes, I am fully aware of the date and, if you don't mind, I am going to ignore the obvious celebration and sit on my shelf with a cuppa. You see as well as it being 'that day,' it is also:
  • Ferris Wheel Day
  • Donor Day
  • Cream Filled Chocolates Day
  • Pet Theft Awareness Day
Personally, I think two of those are far more important than the very commercialised day everyone else is spending money on. That said, I would suggest not letting it slide if you have an other half who is a little sensitive about it, trust me, that's a can of worms you really don't want to open!

However, the day I have chosen for us to celebrate is one which kind of links back nicely to a post I wrote last week, Something for Tomorrow to encourage you all to take part in, Send a Card to a Friend Day.

So enough waffling on from yours we are celebrating...

International Book Giving Day!

Now officially, today you are supposed to share your favourite book with a child, and whilst I wholeheartedly encourage you to do so, I want to put a bit of a twist on it. However, before I do that, I think, were I sharing my favourite book with a child it would have to be The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, I mean who doesn't still wish Narnia was in the wardrobe? I know I do!

The twist I want to suggest though, and the reason I said it links back to my previous post, I want to encourage you to share a book with a friend. Last week I encouraged you to send a card to someone you've not seen for a while. How lovely would it be to show that same friend how much they mean to you by sharing a book with them? You could pass them one you read and really enjoyed, or maybe you could pop to a book shop and find something you think they will enjoy or will inspire them.

The written word is so powerful. It can inspire us to change our lives, or transport us to a whole new world. It can challenge our thoughts and opinions, or help us to escape the reality in which we live. That's why the gift of a book can be so very special.

So think about someone who may benefit from such a lovely gift. Think about what you know of them and share something special today. You could even treat yourself to a new book!

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