Read a book.

“She loved balmy August evenings.  Loved walking barefoot across the beach, the touch of the fading sun on her skin and the soothing sensation of warm sugar sand sifting through her toes…”  (An August Bride)

We are towards the end of what has seemed a cold, long winter.  These words brought back such nice memories and nice hopes of things to come!

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I wasn’t surprised recently to read that reading a book can increase ones life span and sense of well being.

Watch a 50 second clip…

“Josie Billington, Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of the Centre for Research into Reading, University of Liverpool, helped to conduct this research. She explains that reading can help to improve well-being:

“Reading not only helps to introduce or reconnect readers to wider life systems and more broadly shared meanings. It can also remind people of activities or occupations they once pursued, or knowledge and skills they still possess, helping to restore their sense of having a place and purpose in the world,” she writes.

“It can also remind people of activities or occupations they once pursued, or knowledge and skills they still possess, helping to restore their sense of having a place and purpose in the world.”” (World Economic Forum)

May I encourage you to make time, find a book and enjoy.  Encourage those around to read too, it’s just an all round great activity!

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