Guest Post: The Power of Reading

Not all people were given the opportunity to read and write. Even up to this age and time, there are still illiterate people that had a hard time continuing their studies because of many reasons. May it be financial or geographical reasons which are applicable to those people living in far flung areas where there is no school available within their vicinity.

So, for us who knows how to read and write, we should know how lucky we are. Lucky enough to see the world in words and we should know how powerful we could be because of it. Let's use this opportunity to gain more knowledge so we can impart what we know to others.

Because of reading, we can not only gain knowledge but it can also allow us to learn the right values and attitude. Reading can give us a number of opportunities to learn something new and can open us to the world of dreams and ideas. Above all, we can gain wisdom (though we can't get wisdom solely by reading, it can give us a glimpse of it). Can also lead us to a right and reasonable decision making, can help us gather new friends and networks that can soon help us too. And because if it, we can communicate with people that are dear to us even if they are not physically with us at the moment. 

The power of reading is also the reason why the Braille alphabet was invented. That somehow, even the blind people can have that opportunity to read and experience the power of reading and communicating beyond their disabilities. When you read, you can gain new knowledge which can also add to your happiness. 

Reading can be good for you physically, emotionally and intellectually. Be thankful for that ability and we should use it well to maximize the "power" it can provide.

Written by:
Trixie Ricablanca, RN
Owner of the following Blogs:
My Baggage Counter
Books in My Baggage
Blog Made to Inspire


  1. Hi, Trixie! Thanks for this post.

    I want to focus on what you said about learning values in reading. I think a reader learns "patience" because it takes him/her to turn every page, understand each to know what the article/story is all about. "Haste reading" isn't reading. In reading, we learn (2nd hand/3rd hand experience) through other people's experience, through other people's sacrifice and love.

    1. I agree with you, Joan. It is important to understand and absorb what we're reading, otherwise, we might just end up wasting our time. In this case, quality is better than quantity. Additionally, it is always satisfying to finish reading a book that you understand and enjoyed every page of it.

  2. i prefer graphic novels than "purely text" books.. hehehe.. mas trip ko yung may mga pictures eh

    1. For people who are not really into reading and for creative person (I noticed), pictures do help. Sometimes I also wanted pics in the article I read because it rests the eyes besides enhancing the written story.

      Nice point there. :-)

  3. Hi, Joan! I just nominated you as one of the bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere (should've read the contents of your blog earlier before my exam =P )

    Here's the link to it:


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