I wrote the first week about what I’m thankful for in my personal life and my life here at The Literacy Center; this morning I was reading an article and it hit me, I’m thankful for being able to read. I don’t remember the moment I began to read or the moment I knew what reading was all about and I’m thankful for that. I’m thankful because I think it means that it wasn’t a difficult process for me. I think this because I listen to the stories our students tell me and I hear phrases like…
I didn’t get it,
It was hard,
I remember others picking on me.
I wish that I could change the memories of our student’s from that time of struggling to learn to read but I know I can’t. But, I can help them make new memories of overcoming the reading difficulties. I correct that, we can. If you are thankful you can read then help our students make new memories of learning to read and help them discover the joy and pleasure it brings to life. There are many ways to do this… Volunteer, Give and Share. The volunteer application is here. To give click here. The share button is in your heart and I know you know what to do with it.