Sometimes we have to read the hard things to really appreciate the lives of others. Sometimes the hard-to-read books help us understand ourselves better. Take the time to read something you’ve never experienced before. You’ll be surprised by what you learn. I’m going to start posting my #yaFriday’s and #mgMonday’s that I post on Twitter. Sometimes they are fun and feel-good; sometimes they are really hard reads. But they will always make a person think about the world.

Read to survive. Read to empathize. Just read to explore the world.