Good morning to one and all present here. Today, I’ll be giving a short speech on the topic of the importance of reading.
For many passionate readers, reading is merely a hobby and a pleasurable pursuit. But, beyond that, reading has various benefits for our mind and body.
Joseph Addison has said, “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” Indeed, studies have proven that reading helps reduce stress and improve the mental well-being of a person. It has also been proven that reading improves the quality of one’s sleep unless of course they get carried away by the book and read well into the night!
Reading also provides one with a lot of exposure to the outside world, a gateway to knowledge opened through the pages of books. Fantasy books, in particular, have proven to enhance creativity in a child as well.
“There is no friend as loyal as a book”, said Ernest Hemingway.
Cultivate the habit of reading today!