September 8 is International Literacy Day.

This day and these words from Malala Yousafzai are a reminder for me that I should be grateful for my literacy skills – the ability to read and to write, among others. So often I don’t think about it, I take my ability to read and write for granted.

Millions of people around the world lack the opportunities to attend school, to receive an education, to develop their language skills in the areas of reading, writing and more.

I am grateful to my parents, to the schools I’ve attended and all the wonderful teachers who have shared their knowledge, their wisdom, their passion for learning, language and literacy with me.

Thank you!


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