Featured Positive Inspirational Story
I flipped through the pages of a comic book. I couldn't read at the time. I was only four years old. I got the jest of the story from the colored pictures.
At six years old, after two years of school. I could read simple words and sentences. I flipped through the comic book. I saw words I knew. 'Mum! Mum, I can read!'
I was so excited, I got more comic books. There were the same words I knew. It amazed me. The pictures had a whole new meaning. They didn't tell the story. The words were the pictures.
A whole new world opened up for me.
As the years went by, I travelled around the world many times. I went to space. I circled planets and flew back to Earth to explore every part of it. Every exciting thing that happened in history was there for me to explore.
I laughed! Sometimes I cringed. Many times, I cried over someone's misfortune.
It was all because of words . . . words I read.
I read the news and learned how bad the world can be.
I learned about the good side of life.
There are good and bad things to life. I read about them all. Words gave me a choice . . . focus on the good or the bad. I chose the good.
I can't imagine not being able to read. I'd be blind without words, the stories and the books that teach so many things.
Words are pictures.
Written by Michael T. Smith
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