Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

I'm Glad I Can Read

by Marie Vonow (follow)
Chief editor: readyforpets.com Blogs:www.quora.com/profile/Marie-Vonow/blogs Other:www.weekendnotes.com/profile/marie-vonow/
Gratitude (127)      Communication (112)      Reading (15)      Information (3)      Letters (3)      Safety (3)     


Things To Read
Image:Marie Vonow

I am so glad I learnt to read. It is another thing to feel gratitude for. Reading helps keep me safe, enables me to access information and brings joy and laughter into my life. There are many ways I use the skill of reading on an average day.

There was a time when I would have glanced at the newspaper over breakfast and perhaps grabbed a section to read on the train to work. I rarely buy newspapers these days although I sometimes pick up a free paper when I am out and about. A free local paper is delivered weekly and I will look through that.

If I'm not sure what I have committed myself to for the day I will check my diary. Ah, I have the morning free but have agreed to meet a friend in the city at 1pm for lunch.

It won't be long before I turn on my laptop and take a look at something on the internet. I may check the weather forecast, especially as I am going out. Should I take an umbrella? Perhaps I look at the news or check my emails, deleting the unsolicited ones.

I may write an article or do some research for one. When I research I will jot some notes to refer to later. All the time I am reading.

Some time during the morning I will check the letterbox. These days I get fewer chatty letters in the post but I do have cousins and a couple of friends who correspond this way. It's a lucky day. I have a letter from one of my cousins. Time for a cuppa as I enjoy holding paper thoughtfully decorated with stickers or pictures. I read what has been happening in my cousin's life.



Things To Read
Image:Marie Vonow

My mobile phone indicates a text has come in. I read the message and respond. Then I note the coffee catch up arrangement for next week in my diary.

Later in the day I head off to the railway station after checking the train timetable. Today my train is leaving from platform 2 so I have to cross the tracks. I note the warning sign before I walk across.



Things To Read
Image:Marie Vonow

On the train I enjoy reading the novel borrowed from the library. From time to time I look out the window and read the name of the station we are stopping at.

I finish my book just before we pull into Adelaide railway station. I must borrow more books by this author.

Once at the station I set off for the cafe. We haven't tried this one before so I have to take note of the street names and once on the correct street I look at the numbers and the shop names. On my way I read all sorts of notices, shop names and signs. I laugh at the words written on a chalkboard.



Things To Read
Image:Marie Vonow

I meet my friend and we read the menu to decide what to order. It is an enjoyable lunch and great conversation. My friends lends me a book of quotes she thinks I will appreciate.

We part and I do some window shopping. I pick up a free magazine to read on the train home.

Back at the station I look at the illuminated boards showing which platform trains are leaving from and time of departure. Ah, mine is leaving from platform 8. At the platform I see there are two trains lined up. Mine is leaving from the further end of the platform. Lucky I can read or I might have hopped on the closer one and ended up heading in the wrong direction.

I arrive home and decide to try a new recipe for tea. I read through the recipe to check I have all the ingredients and then get busy. Yes, that was nice. I will cook that again.

After tea I walk the dog in the nearby park near the river. I notice a new sign has been erected with information about the history of the local area.

I spend the rest of the evening on my laptop, reading articles. At bedtime I open a new novel and enjoy reading about a different world. I am glad I can read.



# Communication
# Gratitude
# Information
# Letters
# Reading
# Safety
I like this Article - 3
More Articles by Marie Vonow
Sometimes the journey to achieving a goal is a long way
159 views
In I wrote about the concept of ‘home’ as the physical structure a person lives in and where he...
102 views
As I write this, it is the fifth day of spring
89 views
We hear the word ‘stress’ frequently these days and many see it as an inevitable part of modern li...
96 views
When I go out for coffee in a cafe on my own I like to read any newspapers or magazines that are a...
124 views
I was talking to a friend on the train the other day
161 views
view all articles by Marie Vonow
Articles by Marie Vonow on Other Hubs
3 likes
ID: 40041
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
In this day and age, many people hire professional escorts because they what to try something ne...
9620 views
People generally don’t want to feel sad or have their feelings hurt
2212 views
You don’t have to be rich to make money, you just have to be practical
3077 views
Authenticity not only is necessary for true life satisfaction but also having integrity: What you s...
3822 views
These days many people need to do courses and updates or whole new qualifications throughout their...
63 views
Why bother with friends? Anyone who has ever had a fight with, been hurt by or simply gotten ...
by Mia
729 views
Perhaps you like the idea of writing articles for Self Avenue but just can't think what to write a...
60 views
I wonder why one of our favourite invitations or goodbye salutations is “We must catch up for...
3704 views
7 Unusual Things that Make People Happy You know the typical things that you make you happy,...
138 views
Understanding the way other people think and feel is a challenge, especially when their ideas an...
1332 views
Categories
Featured on Other Hubs
 
Copyright 2012-2017 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version