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

Truly Changing Our Attitudes To Change Our Lives

It’s been a while since my last post, so I aim to explain as best as I can where I have been and what’s been going on in life as a first post in a very long time. I’m back!

For years my husband & I obsessed over promoting positive well being through our online business. Our theme was “Change Your Attitude Change Your Life”.
As time passed a very crucial element of our relationship was the eBiz, refining it to become seamless so we could help as many people as possible learn to make money online at home.

We purchased more than we needed to make it more competative with others and, in the hopes of it (the business) becoming income enough to replace our jobs furthered our debt.
Much of what we purchased we never got set up. Many of the programs were insufficiently created leaving out main bits and pieces which rendered them nearly useless.
This became quite frustrating, especially since my husband spent 2 times as much time trying to troubleshoot the different problems we were having.

There were countless nights we would disagree, and our disputes often carried on into the wee hours, many of them never being resolved.

On March 5th, 2009, 18 months ago I suffered a slip and fall accident at work. It was raining, and the ground was extremely slippery.
When I fell I had no idea that this accident would be a considerable life changing event.
I found myself literally laid up in our living room unable to type, walk without crutches or do something as simple as opening a can with a regular can opener.

Bothe the right knee and right hand had damaged ligaments.

I became angry that I had gotten hurt and sat, in self imposed misery poring into books and literature about how to get over the stumbling blocks in life and the walls I had built up so high I could not see a way around them.

I blamed my husband and our disputes for a lot of my self-imposed misery. Our finances became a source of concern and worry, and stress because no longer was I contributing to our finances or our business. It seemed every time I sat down in our office we disagreed about something to the point I found it unmanageabe, leaving him to carry the full weight of carrying our business, the household, and just about everything else.

I blamed everyone except myself for my own attitudes. I, who had “Change Your Attitude Change Your Life” as a sticker on my rear view window. But things did not seem to improve through my readings and attempts to reason with my husband, write things out, reason with myself and try to find solutions.
As a matter of fact I wound up moving out frustrated with the entire scenario.

My daughter had gone through a long stint of rebellion against my husband & I, and life in general and she was 2200 miles away staying with my parents in Washington State. Her only mission was to graduate from high school, something she confessed she would never be able to do living with us.

Had we become that horrific that a teenager could not stand to be at home with us? And, why did I not have any friends in this town yet, after having moved here over 4 years previously? I asked myself why did I feel so isolated and alone and why was I so unhappy?

The answer was multi faceted. Moving out and moving back in with the highest of hopes only to discover our underlying issues, or my own issues were holding me back.
Why couldn’t he & I just agree to disagree? Why did he always have to be right?

Then it happened. June 3rd, 2010 my husband went out like a light toppling over on the couch. He was rushed to the ER and they discovered he had a brain tumer. The tumer was operated on 4 days later. On his way in I held his hand trying not to think of thte warnings from the Dr.’s that he might not come out of this, or be in a vegetative state or be partially paralyzed, reminding myself to not cry and stay positive.

As we waited for the surgery I prayed out loud to God, saying “God, if you are listening please bring him back, all the way back walking talking and as the man I know and love”. I said the Lords prayer and many more.

He awoke 4 days later not able to talk. Soon words came out the first were “I love you”, which he said to me, and every family member who called. It was incredible to know that above all love is in his heart and soul so much that those were his very first words.
Soon, the walking and regular activities came to him and he was home. He was able to manage his own diabetic diet and cook and do normal things.

We had many trips to Dr’s offices the first few months. I found myself feeling hurt and unable to express myself focusing on him, his condition and recovery.
As a matter of fact, over time I lost myself in his condition, treatments, confusion and panic to the point where I had a physical, then a mental meltdown.

I felt I had left my daughter behind, who had been trying to reach out to me behind figuratively and literally. They were not getting along and the tension between became so thick it was overwhelming. I found myself in the middle trying to care for my husband who was now bitter (because I had “kept him alive to live this nightmare” and I “was not contributing to our eBiz or the finances”), and keeping an open communication with my daughter who was doing well, straight A’s and on the deans list at college.

I had long left my self esteem somewhere in the past and found myself upset, angry, lonely and dishevelled a lot of the time. I became irratable, impatient and argumentative. It seemed I could not do anything right and the constant, what I saw as condemnation I was getting from my husband was beginning to become unmanageable.
He claimed he was only trying to help me, but under the surface I was raging mad. I was tired of the focus being on me and “what my problem is”.

Why could I not finish a sentence when he was in the room, why was my driving SO bad that he had to shout about it continuously as I drove him from place to place, why why why!
As time passed I resolved to get a place for my daughter and I so I could help him from a distance. The situation at home had become 24/7 on havoc.

Over 2 years ago I joined a support group for familys and friends of alcoholics. It wasn’t until I focused on myself as the root of my problems that I finally began to “get” how dysfunctionally I had actually been leading my own life.
You could say I was lost in the shuffle – for years, unable to truly live, love, dream and hope for a promising future full of happiness and joy.

You see, it seems so easy at the time to blame all of our discontent on others. In the long run doing this is quite damaging to onnesself and the people around us.
But only after really making a concerted effert to delve into my own perspectives did I begin to see how much of my problem I actually am.
And only after giving myself a chance to love myself could I begin to make some of the changes I desprately needed to have anything close to resembling a happy life.

We have to start somewhere. If we never begin one thing is guaranteed- we won’t make any progress.

Life is a series of stumbling blocks now, not a brick wall. I still try to help out around the house when I can and remain in touch with my husband. We still disagree a lot and he is still trying to help me see his perspective of what my problems are and what to do about them.

Every day brings new promise of hope and happiness, understanding and patience.

I have a support network af a few friends who I can talk on the phone with for hours or go to a movie or out to coffee. My daughter & I get along a lot better and are learning to work as a team, being honest, respectful of each others limits and have a better relationship.

The internet business websites crashed, hacked through the use of GoDaddy’s un-protected and unsafe servers for the most part, and that feels like a knife in my heart. Knowing I could have should have ought to have and only if – but those ways of thinking are only bricks on a road to a very tall and wide brick wall between myself and any hope for happiness.
For, we are not going backwards, we are moving forward.

Hopefully my husband and I will be rewarded with more time to continue the quest for ways and means to promote positive well being in our married life. I continue counseling and attending my support groups. I encourage anyone to seek the help offered through 12 step groups and counseling by a professional. There is hope for every one of us regardless of the nature of our issues.

For now, I just want to say I am glad to be alive, have an open minded husband who respects the fact that I chose to live a short distance away, and am thankful that this Blog is actually still alive and kicking.

For anyone who has been looking into SeattleGirlMakesGood wondring what happened, I’m not gone … just went on a sebatical of Higher Thinking towards a more quality way of living life.
It begins with me.

Hope to share more in the future.

SeattleGirlMakesGood

Quote from Robert Frost:

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.”

Valentines is 4 Days away Great Product and Valentine Gift Ideas

1 Great Product 1 Great Gift Idea and more as Seen on http://SeattleGirlMakesGood.com/seattlewp Susan Allen former Seattle Girl helping her Home Town of Seattle Washington and others throughout the world with Husband Jer of JerSooz Enterprises

Seattle Girls says … Ok now that’s quite an intro being Yes there are only 4 Days till Valentines and Yes hard to believe there still  is time to get Flowers Gifts and what is coming Plush Toys such as Teddy Bears and other Stuffed Animals to Loved Ones

First Off let’s just say the next is a really Hot and Much Anticipated Launch for today called the Guru List Siphon brought to us by Satyajeet Hattangadi a well known creator of Software to make our internet business’s and making money online a lot easier

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This is Unbelievable Technology that you spend less hours working and in a short time can if applied pay for itself … also just a heads up the affiliate plan when purchase has a high commission payout

We actually ask you check this out also don’t let the pricing or as they say in auto industry let the sticker shock throw you off this is actually easy to promote Satyajeet actually created this after being shunned by JV Partnering by Guru’s with less track records then himself and is the real programmer for this program again this important link is Guru List Siphon

Seattle Girl Susan Allen aka Sooz58 says…
It’s Not To Late to Ship for Valentines Day

Get Your Valentines a Cuddly Bear Cuddly Buddy
See and Find How You can even Personalize
Have That Special New Friend Sent Fast

The Good News with both of the Above are that with Economic times being as they were Predicted by our President Barack Obama in his first National Address 02/09/2009 the new job shifts will be by the private sector and that is actually going to be more opportunities to excel on the internet offering Products and Services and yes Training to Work at Home … also as we do offer affiliate offers that can help you make money on the internet as seen on

SeattleGirlMakesGood.com


The Above can Get You Like Our Teddy Bear and Plush Toys

The Person who Succeeds is the Person who does not stand idly by
Let’s just say we started out as a Community Service yeah if ever read about what JerSooz Enterprises is about and how actually SeattleGirlMakesGood.com came to be we are about Paying Back all the Good that has been Given Us all along it has been about getting information into people hands that given the information and resources you yourself could succeed to making money online
The Call to Action Begins with You!
So as the President said and as we have always said to get our economy turned around and especially if lost or losing your job or even if not even contemplating losing yours we want to remind you that others do need our help we as a nation need to help others and when there are Free Resources why not share them with others you see as it has been stated before our Bad Economic Times did not just merely start because others weren’t doing nothing it in fact began as the American Dream buy more spend more keep America Strong even the motto Buy American Made

So again we must not stand back paralysed … instead we must slowly surely begin helping others to promote their goods and services this in itself for those out of work those that are unemployed with just merely learning how to promote a work at home business you yourself are contribuiting to what they classify as not only initiative to help yourself you are taking away the initial burden called financing your retraining

Let’s face the Facts if you have a Job and are looking for ways to not only save money also to make more money your even in a better position to help others by offering others the opportunity to not only work at home also to be as most successful netpreneurs an opportunity to become their own boss and to strive and make themselves a better life for no better term then a Win Win Situation

So Why Not Give Yourself and Others the Valentine Called Success

Let’s this Valentines Day set a Goal to Give the Gift that Keeps Giving it’s called Helping Others Losing Selfishness Extending the Hand of Friendship more especially when someone else asks where do I turn to for help maybe have the answer at hand or tell them hey if you really look the internet has the answer covered maybe even steer them this way … Yes We have found when truly someone is willing to help themselves they ultimately will turn and help others … It truely is all in the mindset and attitude to helping others

Susan Allen aka Seattle Girl aka Sooz 58

With My Husband Jer Wish You Best of Valentines Day 2009

PS

There are no excuses if wanting to succeed on SeattleGirlMakesGood.com as are any of our websites especially http://Teens-Bakersfield.com we truly offer answers to about any questions may have so share us with others “Susan” “Sooz”

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The Ghost of Thomas Paine and the Second Revolution

As seen on the JerSooz Ezine Blogger

JerSooz says … with the Elections of 2008 just around the corner maybe it is time to take a moment of reflection and also to Open our Eyes to what our great United States of America was founded on “Strength in Unity” also the True American Value “United We Stand Divided We Fall”

May it also be noted the following YouTube Video actually is the values our Fore Fathers established when setting up the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights this is a Eye Opening Declaration to not stand passively back and have Government Control or take away your rights

 

May we also bring to your attention this is not a Call to Prejudice Hate or even Jealousy these are the True Core Values for us to become once again the Great Nation our Fore Fathers wanted us to be we must as a United People within the United States of America act Pro-Actively to maintain the true Constitutional Rights and Ideas the United States was founded on 232 Years ago

When everybody’s eyes are opened the people who want to be called American Citizens will agree as our Fore Fathers the Unity truely does lie in 1 Common Language 1 Common Belief 1 Nation that stands in Unity as a People called Americans then the barriers to Hate Prejudice Jealousy will drop and the United States can once again become the Great Nation we truly were originally formed as …

Simply stated Our Fore Fathers truly did know what the American People Needed and truely open your eyes then will truely see the simplicity … Otherwise known as if You Believe in America then Do Not Change the Original Concept to try and fit your own agenda … Take a Close Look at the Political Agenda of both Parties before truly deciding on How to Vote … How does it fit as they say Our True Constitution

Do Not Vote Merely for Who You think is the Most Popular or to set a Historical Mandate instead Vote as How Can We Make Our Nation Stronger and especially as the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights was intended … We The People for the People … Not the “We Will Let Government Decide for Us”

The Ghost of Thomas Paine and the Second Revolution 

  

Please this Election Vote Smartly and Educated with the Right Attitude

 

Thanks Jer&Sooz
JerSooz Enterprises
P.O.Box 9634 Bakersfield,Ca 93389
Skype Member jersooz.enterprises Skype Phone 661-878-7760
PS also remember We Do Not Promote Hate Prejudice Jealousy we ask only that We as a People of the United States stand United and pass this message to others as was passed to us by people who also want a Free United States

Start A New 4th of July Tradition

Happy Independence Day! Our Flag

Start A New 4th of July Tradition For Good Times

Soon the Fourth of July Holiday will be here. Most of us are planning to have a day off work and do something to celebrate. ‘Stay vacations’, where we’ve decided not to fill up the gas tanks and hit the road for far away places are becoming more popular for good reason- THE PRICE OF FUEL IS TOO HIGH!

How about remembering, as a child what your favorite Fourth of July was like…remember which years you wish you could do over and over. I recall several, where we, as a family went to Green Lake, spread out our flannel sleeping bags and laid on the grass to watch the fireworks show. The lake reflected the brilliant colors exploding into the air and even if it was gray outdoors nobody cared. Some of us walked the path around the lake and overall a good time was had by all. I re-enacted this experience for years until the fireworks at Green Lake were discontinued. Good times…good times.

After Green Lakes fireworks discontinued I tried locating a replacement 4th of July tradition by attending Ivar’s downtown several years, then the Magnuson Park, then finally settled on the new tradition, Gasworks Park 4th of July. Since I lived in Fremont for many years this was within bike riding distance which made it all the more of an expedition. (safety note~ maintain your bicycle safety for night time riding with helmets, ample lights and reflectors)

Luckily, if you live in the city of Seattle your new stay vacation tradition can include optional modes of transportation. How about it … heck! You’ve got all day! If you’ve never taken the city bus, or don’t have a clue how to do this why not check it out. You might be amazed at how easy it really is!

Walking, biking it or riding the bus to a local fireworks show might be more fun than you expect. There are many shows around town to be enjoyed…pick one!

Explore your town and find a new place to go see the fireworks after your Bar B Que, party or gathering. Once you have found it, and especially if it’s approved by the kids your new tradition is set. Before you know it you’ll be anticipating the Fourth of July Holiday again and again.

Do you want to add some alternative spice to your Fourth of July? Consider taking the monorail, just for fun, and if you want to get really extravagant…how about going on a dinner cruise? We found a Fourth of July dinner cruise which claims to be the “best view of the fireworks”…click here. Kids under 5 ride free!

It’s only my opinion but I believe fireworks are at their best when viewed from the water.

So, just my two bits, start a new tradition this year and make life more fun for yourself, and everyone else. You’ll be glad that you did this!

Sooz, SeattleGirlMakesGood

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