I think the world would be a better place if we replaced all the self-help books with Dr Seuss.
You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So… get on your way!
A person’s a person, no matter how small.
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. Oh the Places You’ll Go!
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
Today you are You, that is truer than true.
There is no one alive who is Youer than You.
You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.
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!
Think left and think right and think low and think high.
Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!”
We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.
You’ll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. You’ll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left.
And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you’ll move mountains.
I’m afraid that sometimes you’ll play lonely games too. Games you can’t win ’cause you’ll play against you.
Onward up many a frightening creek, though your arms may get sore and your sneakers may leak. Oh! The places you’ll go!
Oh the places you’ll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won. And the magical things you can do with that ball will make you the winning-est winner of all.
I’m glad we had the times together just to laugh and sing a song, seems like we just got started and then before you know it, the times we had together were gone.
I want that last one read at my funeral.