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LITERACY QUOTATIONS
20170801 tuesday quote
“To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his country.”

George Washington

20190911 wednesday quote
“She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.”

Annie Dillard

20170802 wednesday quote
“The first time I read an excellent book, it is to me just as if I had gained a new friend.”

Oliver Goldsmith

20190910 tuesday quote
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”

Theodor Seuss Geisel

20190912 thursday quote
“life, seek the company of a friendly book… from the reading of ‘good books’ there comes a richness of life that can be obtained in no other way.”

Gordon B. Hinckley

20170803 thursday quote
“A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.”

Neil Gaiman

20170804 friday quote
“I do believe something magical can happen when you read a good book.”

J.K. Rowling

20160622 wednesday quote
“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”

Joseph Addison

20170731 monday quote
“A book is a device to ignite the imagination.”

Alan Bennet

20190913 friday quote
“Few things leave a deeper mark on the reader, than the first book that finds its way to her heart.”

Carlos Ruiz Zafón

20160620 monday quote alternate
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”

Marcus Tullius Cicero

20190909 monday quote
“In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you. ”

Mortimer J. Adler

Here are some stories about everyday heroes who show 'literacy'.
LITERACY
Fate I had problems finding a job after I got let go from a previous job. I was at the end of my rope and then I saw an ad in the newspaper for a caretaker for an assisted living facility that specialized in caring for the Mentally Ill. Fate would have it. I started out working there passing medications and cleaning...
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Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

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ACHIEVEMENT
AMBITION
APPRECIATING NATURE
APPRECIATION
BEING THERE
BELIEVE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
BRAVERY
CARING
CHANGE
CHARACTER
CHARITY
CHEER
CIVILITY
CLASS AND GRACE
COMMITMENT
COMMON GROUND
COMMUNITY
COMPASSION
COMPLIMENTS
COMPROMISE
CONFIDENCE
CONNECTION
COURAGE
COURTESY
CREATIVITY
DEDICATION
DETERMINATION
DEVOTION
DO THY BEST
DO YOUR PART
DREAM
DRIVE
EDUCATION
EMPATHY
ENCOURAGEMENT
EQUALITY
EXCELLENCE
FAMILY
FITNESS
FORESIGHT
FORGIVENESS
FRIENDSHIP
GENEROSITY
GET ALONG
GET OUTSIDE
GIVING BACK
GOOD EXAMPLES
GOOD MANNERS
GOODNESS
GRATITUDE
GREAT MUSIC
GRIT
HARD WORK
HEALTH
HELPING OTHERS
HONESTY
HONOR
HOPE
HUMILITY
HUMOR
IMAGINE
INCLUDING OTHERS
INCLUSION
INGENUITY
INNOVATION
INSPIRATION
INTEGRITY
JOY
JUSTICE
KINDNESS
LAUGHTER
LEADERSHIP
LEARNING
LISTENING
LITERACY
LIVE LIFE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
LOVE
LOYALTY
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
MENTORING
MINDFULNESS
MOTIVATION
OPPORTUNITY
OPTIMISM
OUR BEAUTIFUL WORLD
OVERCOMING
PARENTING
PASSION
PATIENCE
PEACE
PERSEVERANCE
PERSISTENCE
PIONEERING
PLEASE AND THANK YOU
PRACTICE
PREPARATION
PULL TOGETHER
PURPOSE
REACHING OUT
RESILIENCY
RESPECT
RESPONSIBILITY
RIGHT CHOICES
RISING ABOVE
SACRIFICE
SECOND CHANCES
SELF-CARE
SERVICE
SHARING
SMILE
SOUL
SPORTSMANSHIP
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
STEWARDSHIP
STRENGTH
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
TEAMWORK
THANK YOU
TRUE BEAUTY
TRUE CHAMPION
TRUST
UNITY
VISION
VOLUNTEERING
WISDOM
WONDER
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Lillian from Garner AUGUST 26, 2014
Good decisions