Some moments in life are priceless. After a long day that was mentally taxing at work, we ended our evening with an amazing sight for me to see.

Monkey has been learning to read and for the first time ever, he read an entire book by himself. He rarely wants to read stories with his little brother, but tonight he said he wanted to read him a bedtime story. He read Crab The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

It’s moments like these that remind me why I am here and why I work so hard to help others reach their potential in the libraries I work in. Seeing his growth in a few short weeks since he’s stopped saying he can’t read and now is accepting that he can and wants to is beautiful.

This book was a gift. This day is a gift. Each moment with those we love is precious. Enjoy it.