When I was a child, I was a voracious reader. The scourge of the local library. My parents could scarcely keep me in books. Heaven was when they'd send me to school book fairs with a blank check and tell me to get what I wanted. It was a generous, impactful gift.
Now, it's harder to make time to read. There's work (reading emails) and school (reading textbooks). Today, I found a small, ten-minute gap to read from Michael Lopp's The Art of Leadership, and the subtle shift it made in my day was significant. I may take that up as a new practice.