Dr. Seuss was a perfectionist. Each word written needed to be the right piece to a puzzle designed to direct the minds of children towards imagination. Now, adults can see this puzzle as a perfect map drawn out by some of life’s greatest words to live by.
“When he worked, he really worked. But when he played, he really PLAYED.”
A reminder to work hard, but to always enjoy yourself just as much. Life is not worth living without enjoying yourself in all that you do.
“Just tell yourself, Duckie, you’re real quite lucky.”
We’ve all heard it – “always keep perspective.” It’s hard to do, but very important. Sometimes we get so caught up on all the bad, that we forget about the good. Never stop telling yourself, “It could be worse” and know you are very lucky know matter what the circumstance.
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”
No one else can direct your path except for you. Many times we think the world owes us something or opportunities will just come if we stay patient. Get rid of this thinking. Only you can choose to put one foot in front of the other and head in the direction you were meant to go.
“You will come to a place where the streets are not marked.
Some windows are lighted. but mostly they’re darked.
A place you could sprain both your elbow and chin!
Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in?
How much can you lose? How much can you win?”
We all have to make decisions. Some are harder than others, but all come with questions waiting to be answered. It is a very uncertain and scary road but, how will we ever know if we don’t try?
“Out there things can happen, and frequently do,
To people as brainy and footsy as you.
And when things start to happen, don’t worry, don’t stew.
Just go right along, you’ll start happening too!”
Just roll with the punches. Let go of the things you can’t control and ride the ride.
“Nonsense wakes up the brain cells. And it helps develop a sense of humor, which is awfully important in this day and age. Humor has a tremendous place in this sordid world. It’s more than just a matter of laughing. If you can see things out of whack, then you can see how things can be in whack.”
Laughing truly is the best medicine.