Watching my beginning reader son struggle with the difficult words, I realised that few things build up character as much as reading does. Without a lot of perseverance, it is unlikely that you would ever have graduated to the stage of reading books for pleasure.
Once you start reading, books constantly challenge and stimulate you. You are introduced to new and often uncomfortable ideas, and unless you learn to process them, you will eventually stop reading. Reading does make you a better person.
No wonder, therefore, the one thing all my friends have in common is the love for Reading.
A drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.