I am thankful today for the skill of reading. I can hardly remember a time that I wasn't reading. My parents were both big readers and they encouraged that in their children. My mother did not grow up being allowed to read for "fun", her mother was of the opinion that if you had time to read for pleasure then you had time to work. That changed when she married my dad. I am grateful that I was allowed and encouraged to read at will. Reading - it has made a huge difference in my life.