There is a really great program called Page Ahead Program. “Giving Kids in Need the Chance to Read”. It is a charitable organization located in Seattle, Washington.
Just so happens Mr. Right’s place of employment is holding a book drive. WooHOO, something I can get behind! Love that they are collecting books. They have set a goal of collecting 50 books. A very attainable goal. Each family does a little and we will have this nailed.
I chose three perfect books, then I zeroed in on a Space book. Oh, it looked so cool. Geesh, that was going to blow my budget. darn. I would have loved to read that book….. what kid wouldn’t love that book? Then I read the sign. On sale, plus 75% off that. Oh my stars, my lucky day. I got the book for $1.49 . Again, my fabulous shopping skills (read that as lucky) come into play!!!
Now, here is the tough part. I was there to buy books for kiddos that don’t have many books. I was trying to stay focused and send oodles of good karma to those kids.
It felt strange. It was hard. I actually bought four books and not one more.
I did not buy one book (today) for our grands.
Luckily our grands have book shelves filled to overflowing with amazing books. New books, picture books, chapter books, well-loved books………….yes, our grands are surrounded with books.
“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” – Ray Bradbury
Books are a uniquely portable magic.” – Stephen King
“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” — Frederick Douglass
In the next week or so, do yourself a favor. Fill your spirit with grace and goodness. Buy one book. Donate it. You will feel amazing. promise.
Ps. Four hours after I wrote this blog post, my door bell rang. Best girlfriend ever, standing there smiling. She brought me FOUR brand new AMAZING books to donate. Then she said, I beat you! What? She challenged herself to my $20.00 goal. Haha…she came in at $19.65. She wins! WAIT, the kids win!!!!Sincere and Heartfelt thanks for playing along. You make my world so much more fancy!