Tonight, I was reading a book to our hyperactive 4 year old*. After about 1 minute, she lost interest in it, but I enthusiastically finished it. It was a book with a bunch of quotes by various famous people. Many of the quotes were from Dr. Seuss and they were all pretty great. Today, I’d like to share some of them with you.
Be who you are and say what you feel,
because those who mind don’t matter
and those who matter don’t mind.
Surround yourself with the best people who will be your friend. Together, you will make each other better. Leave the negative ones behind.
Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.
Sometimes, I spend time looking back with regret or wisfulness. This is a complete waste of time since the past is over. Learn from the past, but don’t live in it.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
Many of us spend too much time trying to conform. The most interesting and successful people in the world make their own path.
You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So… get on your way!
With hard work, anything is possible. Stop complainin’ because times a wastin’!
You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.
A couple years ago, I was driving in horrible traffic in the concrete jungle that is I-290 outside of Chicago. I was in a foul mood, cursing traffic when I glanced over and saw something incredible. Growing out of a crack in the shoulder was a huge sunflower. It was amazing and I’ll never forget it.
Be awesome! Be a book nut!
One of my passions in life is reading. I could easily live without TV. I wouldn’t want to live without books though. If this 1500 days thing really works out and I retire, the first thing I’m going to do is haul my butt down to the library and get a big stack of books. None of them will be about plumbing.
Sometimes you will never know the value of something, until it becomes a memory.
Don’t forget to live in the present. Appreciate the people and experiences today. You never know when they will be gone.
It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.
Your past is your past. Don’t let it hold you back or define you.
How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?
Nothing lasts forever; not even you my friend. Get off your butt and get at it!
*Our older child is quiet and introspective. She’ll sit down with books for hours. Our 4 year old is the opposite. She runs around like a nut and never stops talking. Seriously. Even when she is by herself playing, she continues to talk. In her sleep, she talks. At the age of 4, I think she has spoken more words than me.
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