Every day for the past two weeks, I have been reading my daughter the story, “Oh, the places you’ll go!” by Dr. Seuss. It didn’t take me long to realize that the story was likely inspiring myself, more than her.
I have often been inspired by Dr. Seuss’ personal story. Theodor Seuss Geisel, a Pulitzer, Academy, Emmy, and Peabody award-winning author, was turned down dozens of times before someone took a chance on him and published his writing. This particular story, Oh, the places you’ll go! encapsules the triumphs and slumps, recognizing there will be times of waiting, and anticipating, and that life is an adventure, a “Great Balancing Act,” and every juxtaposition revealed in this fabulous book show another one of life’s true facts. The greatest message of all, however, is that life is what I make it, and I’m determined to make mine count.
So, get comfy on your couch, and snuggle up for story time. If kids are around, invite them in. This episode of Good Grief Guru is rated G. Our mountain is waiting. Let’s get on our way! Click here to view.