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I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells…and other things Dr. Seuss taught me about life.

“Kid, you’ll move mountains!  Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So…get on your way!” – Dr. Seuss

Today (March 2) is Dr. Seuss Day…a day celebrated in elementary schools all across this country. My own kids started off the day with Dad’s and Donuts before school. The object of this celebration is to see if  kids can drag their dads to school at the crack of dawn to eat a donut, and read a book, simultaneously, and preferably without getting the donut all over said book.

My contribution to Dr. Seuss day will be, of course, the infamous dinner of green eggs and ham.

But what I really want to talk about today are the lessons I’ve  learned about life from Dr. Seuss. It’s my opinion that practically everything you need to know to survive in this world, can learned from within the pages of the 40 books of Theodor Seuss Geisel.

But first a tidbit I betcha didn’t know…One of the most popular Dr. Seuss books came about because of a bet. The bet was  that he couldn’t write an entire book using only 50 different words. The book is Green Eggs and Ham. The 50 words are, in order of appearance: I am Sam; that; do not like; you green eggs and ham; them; would here or there; anywhere; in a house with mouse; eat box fox; car they; could; may will see tree; let me be; train on; say the dark; rain; goat; boat; so try may; if; good; thank.

So on we go with the words of wisdom from Dr. Seuss. Never has a man said so much with so few words.

If you’d never been born, then you might be an Isn’t! An Isn’t has no fun at all. No, he disn’t.

  • Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.
  • I’m afraid sometimes you’ll play lonely games too, games you can’t win because you’ll play against you.
  • A person’s a person, no matter how small.
  • I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here at the bottom we, too, should have rights.
  • From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.
  • You are you. Now, isn’t that pleasant?
  • If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good.
  • It is fun to have fun, but you have to know how.
  • Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more …
  • I meant what I said, and I said what I meant. Because an elephant’s faithful, 100 percent.
  • Oh, the things you can find if you don’t stay behind!
  • Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
  • So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s A Great Balancing Act.
  • I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!
  • There’s no limit to how much you’ll know, depending how far beyond zebra you go.
  • Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So… get on your way.
  • Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
  • And will you succeed? Yes indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed!
  • It’s opener, out there, in the wide, open air.
  • Just tell yourself, Duckie, you’re really quite lucky.
  • You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the things you can think up if only you try!
  • Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.
  • You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose.
  • You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.

So dear readers, I challenge you to have a magical Seussical day today. After all in the word of the master…

If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good.

Also check this out. It’s really for kids, but I had ridiculous amounts of fun here! 

Suessville

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~Kate

Enjoy your Coffee Break!

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