The lovely Bron runs a linky each week that I try to join as often as I can.
It's all about being grateful, celebrating gratefulness and increasing your own capacity and awareness of all that is wonderful (big and small) in your own life that is worth acknowledging.
This week I'm grateful for books, for reading.
Even (especially) in the last two weeks of being stuck at home because of sick-kids/too-much-washing-because-of-bed-wetting-kids/freeze-your-fingers-off-weather I've squeezed in my reading. I've been devouring the Night Circus in that crazy way where it was so good I just couldn't get enough, but didn't want it to end either.
Reading is my escape. My wind-down. My safe and happy place.
I have to read every day - even just a few pages before I go to sleep.
It centres me, relaxes me, takes me outside my own world.
We're a family of readers (and long may that continue as you can never really claim to be bored with a good book to read), we cherish books, they're usually top of the present list (to give and receive).
Are you a reader?
What was the last book you just couldn't put down?
(I love reading other people's grateful posts as well - they're over here at Village Voices)