Monday, July 31, 2017


Daily Gratitude Year 5-Day 213: Today, I am grateful for for bookshelves. 

I love to peruse a bookshelf. There are so many treasures tucked inside. A bookshelf in a home can tell a great deal about the homeowners. What are their interests, education and whimsy. 

I found this image and the Dr. Seuss quote on the front captured my heart. 

“The more you read, the more you know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” 
-Dr. Seuss

A bookshelf can take you from dinosaur times and then to outer space to investigate the stars in a short time... measured in inches not miles. Each shelf holds revelations and mystery.  

Bookshelves protect and help us organize our favorite reads. They can be simple or elaborate. I think the ones with library ladders are pretty amazing, so books can be stored high, but still accessible. 

Bookshelves make a difference. Imagine a library... or a home... without them. Even our tiny college dorm rooms had bookshelves.  

Books contain so many words of wisdom and learning. We need a place to keep them. They help us pass down stories and traditions to the next generation. Bookshelves hold our past, our present and things of the imagination. They can, also, hold the the Word of God... in many translations and the dictionaries and concordances to help us understand it better. 

Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked. -1 John 2:4-6

"Whoever keeps his word"... it is easier to keep his word when we have a place to keep it. Easy access and being able to put our fingers on what we need when we need to know it. We must keep his word close at hand and in our hearts to be able to walk in truth. 

Bookshelves cradle all that humans have gathered and written down. They hold our history and our mysteries. 

Today, I am grateful for for bookshelves. 

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