Yesterday was International Literacy Day. The Four of Us are big readers, huge readers, we LOVE reading. In honor of the day each of spent a moment thinking about how our lives would be different if reading was not a part of it -if we could not read.
Take a moment and do the same: what would your life be like if you couldn't read? Now can you imagine the nearly 800 million adults worldwide who cannot.
If you feel an urge to help:
- Check out Room to Read.
- The Big Sister, The Bean and The Mom got to meet Greg Mortenson in 2008 (he is an amazing person!) check out the work he continues at the Central Asia Institute.
- Clean off your bookshelves and donate books to a worthy cause.
- Go to the Library and use it.
- Read to a child.
- Read to yourself, read and be grateful!
- Ideas? Share them :)
Want More? Jenny Engstrom at the New York Public Library wrote a great piece on International Literacy Day that ties in nicely with the first days back to school.