I developed the habit of reading as a young child even though we did not have many books available to our family at the time. Every few years, our family would get a new set of Wordbook Encyclopedias. I would be excited! I would read the encyclopedias from cover to cover over and over. We soon moved close to the Longview Public Library, and I could walk there. I could spend hours there just reading and escaping to the places that seemed far, far away. I also learned a few nuggets about life, science, and the technology of the day.
Today, access to books and learning opportunities is a touch away for some or a scenario similar to what I experienced. But having the desire to read will bring about a thirst for knowledge, wisdom, and the ability to solve problems far more significant than you can imagine.