A Grown-Ups Look Into Dr. Seuss

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Being that One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish was one of the first books I remember being read as a young girl; Dr. Seuss has always held a special place in my heart.  Having enjoyed the crazy, bright colored characters in his stories and endless rhymes. Lines of words that jumbled together and I thought were meant to be a riddle, now have a different meaning in adulthood.  Words I remember my mom reading and quoting to me when I needed some reassurance or a smile put on my face.

“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…”  ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

This is a quote I should read often to myself as a reminder to keep going, have faith in myself and take control of where my life is heading.  All important things said in a unique, silly tone.  It’s a scary thought to think that it’s me deciding where I’m going… or not going.

“You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.”
― Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

It’s very easy to let the routine of life allow each day to run into the next.  Starting every morning the same and living for the weekend.  It’s a conscious decision I make when I choose to be present in the moment; whether it’s driving into work and noticing the beautiful scenery that is passing me by, or the amazing and unique people I come in contact with every day.

“Just tell yourself, Duckie, you’re really quite lucky.”
― Dr. Seuss, Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?

Life is about the perspective you have for it! No one is going to remind you of the things you should be grateful for other than you!  So, take a quirky Dr. Seuss line to use as your motivation to make today the best it can be!  

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