It’s Friday ya’ all. Can I get a TGIF? All week long my oldest has been celebrating the legendary Dr. Seuss in honor of what would’ve been his 111th birthday at school, and we even did our own at-home party here. It’s been so fun and much deserving as much of what I learned to live a happy life came from Dr. Seuss.
You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.
To see and experience greatness you have to brave. You have to open your eyes, explore, and do. I think about all the opportunities and experiences I would have missed out on if I would’ve stayed in my comfort zone with my eyes shut tight. The view I wouldn’t have seen if I didn’t climb what felt like a mountain in Alaska. The rewarding work I wouldn’t be doing if I didn’t quit my clock in/clock out day job to start my own business. The wonderful people I wouldn’t have met if I didn’t reach out. Open you eyes, do something daring, and enjoy the best of things.
If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too.
I owe this happy life lesson to Dr. Seuss and my husband. Denny is the best at dealing with the cards he’s given, and he has helped me tremendously. When things start drifting off in a different direction I shouldn’t panic because I’m going to sink, it just means I need to adjust my sails. I may end up on a different course than what I started, but most of the time I end up in a better place. Stop the panic, stop the worry, and figure out how to adjust.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
This just tugs at my we have to make the world a better place heart. Instead of asking “What can I get from life,” we need to start asking, “What can I give?” One of the greatest gifts we can give is inspiration to make a difference through contribution and service. Yes, it only takes one person to make a difference. Find a cause, help a neighbor, mentor a child find something you can care a whole awful lot about and change a life.
Today you are you. That is truer than true. There is no one else youer than you.
You are who you are. It took me almost my entire adult life up to this point to realize it’s ok to be me. To stop trying to fit in or adapt with other people for the sole purpose of being liked. I mean if you’re not going to love this former college cheerleader, outgoing introvert, passion seeking, believer of early mornings, slightly emotionally slutty oversharer, list making planner, who probably talks about the loves of her life a little too much….well then it just wasn’t meant to be. I am striving to be a better person and work on my weaknesses, but the other things that make me who I am?? This momma isn’t changing. Remember, Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those that matter don’t mind.
See everything you need to know to live a happy life you can learn from Dr. Seuss.