Picture Of My Daughter With Cat In The Hat Got Me Thinking

Yesterday I went through all the wonderful pictures my daughter sent from Florida where she is visiting her family, on her Dad’s side. Along with the incredible sunrises, sunsets, grandparents riding the teacup at Disneyworld I came across one in particular that really got me thinking.

It is the one with her and The Cat In The Hat

Lindsey With One Of My Heroes- The Cat In The Hat

As a young girl I did a lot of reading.

We did not have a TV until I was in the 3rd grade so books were much of my entertainment activity. But I will never forget how much Dr. Seuss affected my imagination and inspiration about the future. In nearly every book of my Dr. Seuss collection were positive, hopeful messages, many of which, I think have contributed to my capability to live, love and enjoy life.

Not just that but his writings suggest we don’t take ourselves so seriously, and embrace who we are, big small, green or wearing a funny hat.

So, today I will share something many of us have long-forgotten … but will quickly remember upon reading:

My favorite Dr. Seuss quotes

“Look at me! Look at me! Look at me NOW! It is fun to have fun But you have to know how.”

Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat

“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.”

Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

“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.”

Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

“When beetles fight these battles in a bottle with their paddles and the bottle’s on a poodle and the poodle’s eating noodles… …they call this a muddle puddle tweetle poodle beetle noodle bottle paddle battle.”

Dr. Seuss, Fox in Socks

And, my favorite Dr. Deuss quote of all time?

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

Dr. Seuss

As we move towards the rest of the Holiday Season let’s all lighten up, take the time to read to a child and share our special memories found in reading books, let down our guards be human and enjoy life!

As another of my favorite authors, Tom Robbins said, “It’s never too late to have a happy childhood”.

“Every day IS a new beginning, I often start my day over many times.”

Quote made by me, Sooz (AKA SeattleGirlMakesGood)

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Celebrating Being Alive; The Joy

Thanksgiving has always brought out the deep feelings of happiness, joy, and “belonging” in me. Perhaps it is due to the fact that it has always been the family gathering where most all of my family and close friends arrive every year with the sole intention of enjoying each other’s company … even if it is just for the one day.

This year we set the annual Thanksgiving tradition aside and tried something different. We stayed home and treated ourselves to a day off from our busy schedules and went to a well known and loved place called Hodel’s.

The food was great, the service perfect, cost extremely reasonable and guess what … there was no clean up after was all said and done. My husband & I spent the Holiday together and enjoyed a wonderful evening in the new home and for the day, at least there was only love, joy and happiness.

For, there are countless reasons for the joy and happiness this year. First, he has survived near death with an immobilizing brain siezure June 3rd 2010, had a brain tumer removal June 7th, which turned out to be sent by metastatic melanoma (stage 4). With the sensational Bio-chem treatments through a Dr. Gailani in Riverside, CA. my husband now has the diagnosis of being nearly cancer free.

After a 6 months left to live diagnosis I see this to truly be a miracle! It’s been nearly 1 year, so far and I am thankful for every moment, minute hour and day for this gift they refer to as living life. I love my husband! He is truly one of a kind and what we have, even in it’s non-traditional appearance is a good understanding and a good marriage. We are truly blessed.

7 months post brain surgery

Sunrise going over the Grapevine en route to Las Angeles.

Found in Courage To Change Pg. 325

November 20

Let me make this day a celebration of the spirit. There is a part of me that retains a childlike sense of curiosity, wonder,

enthusiasm, and delight. I may have lost touch with it, but I know it still exists. I will set my problems to the side for a

little while and appreciate what it means to be vitally alive.

Quote by George Bernard Shaw

“Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of

splendid torch which I have got to hold of for the

moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly

as possible before handing it on to future

generations.”

Thanks for reading this today, I write it with love.

SeattleGirlMakesGood

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