Be Inspired: Books Make Great Friends

by - November 16, 2017

My mother was a avid reader and she always encouraged me to read. After her passing I felt loneliness I think for the first time. Its books that were always there to save the day for me. Anything that told a story I gravitated to and devoured. Whether it was books, movies, television shows, or music, I just soaked myself in it.  It's in doing that when I felt less lonely and more at peace.

Books then became my constant companion, my friends. My CMT doctor, who I was a patient with for over 33 years until his retirement this past summer, would always tell me how he remembered me always with a book in my hands. Funny enough not much as changed.

Being an avid reader and writer is something that has become a part of my nature, a part of what makes me Daffny, and one of the things that still gives me a sense of belonging. When I started blogging in 2011 it was because I felt the need to connect to the world again. I can't tell you how glad I am that I did start blogging.

One of my favorite things to do is to go to my local park and sit on a bench and read. It doesn't matter how much time I have to read or how far in the book or magazine I am in but just the act itself, after all these years is still comforting and rewarding.

Is there anything you like to do that makes you feel this way? I'd love to hear all about it!

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  1. I always had a book nearby or in my hands when I was growing up. I'm like you, I gravitate towards stories. I love books, movies and TV shows. Anything that will absorb my attention!