As Day #2 of the seven day black and white photo challenge continues, I thought I would share something that constantly changes my life. The more I learn, the less I know.
I know the rules of the Black and White Photo Challenge are to post a photo with no words, details, or information about the picture, but I have decided to change the rules. While a picture can tell a thousand words, explanations help to complete the story.
Day #2 – A Book for Life
I must confess something which several people already know – I graduated high school having never read a book. Throughout all the book reports, tests, term papers, etc., I escaped high school having never read a book. You can call it a reflection on the educational system or you can realize I figured out a way to make it happen. I never liked reading and could not find enjoyment thumbing my way through hundreds of pages for hours.
Then I read one book. It was my freshman year in college, and I decided to read a book. For whatever reason, I was going to make myself read. Within a few days, I had read my first book cover to cover. It was from those few disciplined days; I began reading more and more. I always read articles, magazines, etc., but books were different.
Today, the tradition of reading continues. I am usually reading 2 or 3 books at a time.
There is one book that changes my thinking every time I read it.
This book is the Bible.
It is a book of intrigue and challenge. Whether you have read it or not, it would do you well to spend some time in the Proverbs. These wise sayings apply to every aspect of life. From there, you might want to move to Matthew chapters 5-7 and discover the Sermon on the Mount.
Most people know of the Bible, but takes it words for granted. I would encourage you to spend a few minutes each day and open this book which has lasted thousands of years and see how it can change your life.
It will change you. Just give its words an opportunity.
Just some thoughts,