Day 11 - QUIET Evening of Reading

12 DAYS OF BLESSINGS

Okay…there is no such thing as quiet at my house.  But I want to share this blessing with you.  Give yourself time to read a physical book. 

If your children are small like mine, then get a big stack of books (we have a sweet little collection of Christmas books) and spend the evening with your children cuddled around you, reading them story after story. 

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The pleasure of reading is like the old song, “Don’t know what you got til it’s gone…”

Last year for Christmas I bought my football-loving husband a T.V.  Now, this was a huge step for me.  You see we have never had a T.V. and honestly, I despised the idea of a T.V. in our family room.  So fast forward to today a year later and it is okay.  The rule is the T.V. can only be turned on for a few hours a few nights of the week and of course for any important football games (forced smile).  When we are here on the weekends, we will have a family movie night.  That being said, we still grow tired of the T.V and my husband and I long for a night of reading a good book.  It seems all my good intentions always come back to one of my staple quotes: “Not planning is planning to fail.”  So, my gift to you is to PLAN a night this month were all electronics, including phones are turned OFF and books or journals are pulled out and imaginations are encouraged.