If you are a writer, you should make time to read. Reading not only gives you a well deserved break, it will make you a better writer for doing so.
Reading is the only way to get to visit places we can’t physically get to. Reading is a way of releasing the stresses of life which let you open your mind to create your own kind of magic when you do sit down to write again. Take a break, grab a book and read!
There are many acts of kindness one can do to help others all year long. In the spirit of Christmas this year, donate books, food, clothing and toys to those in need.
Sometimes the most treasured gift of all can be the gift of time you spend with others.
Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!” – Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers (1836)