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I have grown up hearing the saying If you do something you love youwill never work a day in your life Some say that this quote is tracedback to the Chinese philosopher Confucius I do not know where thisstatement started but I believe it and I believe that it applies togetting an education as well A love of reading and writing is oftendeveloped when an adult cares enough to encourage a child to practicereading I developed my passion for reading and writing because mygrandmother took the time to encourage me and I am now in school so thatone day I can be that encouragement for other children One of my greatest joys today is to find a well-written book When Ifind a well-written book I will get a list of everything that has beenwritten by that particular author and read their entire body of work Itmay not be important to become an obsessive reader but reading is aneeded skill in life My love of reading was established as a child One of my earliest memories is lying on my grandmothers lap while shelightly scratches my back little bit as I used to call it andreads Dr Seuss Are You My Mother The funny part is I remember that Ifit across her lap with room to grow but that changed Through theyears I grew and continued to love the book Are You My Mother until mylegs stretched over the edge of her chair and into my grandfathers lapThis book was one of the first books that I bought when I had my firstchild We now have three copies in our home library one for each sonIn fact I bought the entire Dr Seuss library shortly before my oldestson was born I believe the time that my grandmother spent reading to meand encouraging me to read is what helped to develop the basic readingskills that are needed and the ease of reading that has turned into apassionMy
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