I’m not in the business of commercialism on this blog, but you can’t help but notice when a company steps up to the plate and reminds us all about one of the true great joys in life.
Plenty of people do, plenty of people don’t. But it’s the simplest exercise to change your life. Feel free to enter the word “read” or “book” into the search engine on this blog site and see how many times among the more than 340 posts, the subject of books or reading has come up, or at least the words have been mentioned.
It’s that simple, a book, reading, will take you to places you never thought you could go. Open your mind to thoughts you never dreamed possible. If you haven’t seen the commercial in the YouTube link I am posting below, then good for you, it means you don’t watch TV at all and are probably reading instead, so you are one step ahead of the game. I do a little of both and that’s the point. It only takes a little.
If you watch this commercial below, which will take you 30 seconds, and then devote 300 minutes over the next 30 days, that’s only 10 minutes a day, to reading a book, you will be hooked and never want to stop. I know personally on the days I don’t read, and yes those do happen from time to time, I definitely feel like I have missed out on something special. Because a book is special.
And even better, hold that book in your hand. The commercial shows more people actually holding books, then using a Nook. I’m not here to tell you to support Barnes and Noble, but let’s face it, they can’t survive on Nook alone and if the brick and mortar book stores should have to shut down because of lack of business, it will be a sad day indeed for this nation and our culture. Never say never.
So take 30 seconds of your life to be reminded WHY – and then give the gift like no other. The one that might just last a lifetime, or perhaps even change your life forever. Heck, you might even be inspired to write a book… or two. 🙂
Until next time, thanks for taking the time.
Mark Brodinsky, (Reader), Author, Blogger, Financial Services
Author: The #1 Amazon Best-Seller: It Takes 2. Surviving Breast Cancer: A Spouse’s Story
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