I’m a big reader, I always have been, with this month being Read Across America month, and also the month of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, I was taking a look at some of the things he wrote and said. One of the things I love about Dr. Seuss and his writings is his ability to move through complicated topics and topics that may not be much fun with ease. Even if some of the words are a bit of a challenge for reading they’re still fun, and usually have a great back story to inspire or educate.
One of the things I love about children’s books is how much they manage to pack into a short amount of pages. Our adult novels and books can also pack in a great lesson into a book, but it’s much longer and more complicated than theirs ever are. Yes, some things take longer to resolve than others and are more complicated, but the fact that children’s books can resolve issues in a dozen or two dozen pages also mean that sometimes it shouldn’t take as long for us to resolve things, and we don’t have to let them get as complicated as we do.
Not only do the shorter children’s books resolve things and teach lessons quicker, they also remind us not only how much can be packed into one day, but also the appreciation of each day and how quickly a day ends. Today, and each and every day, is a gift. What we do with each day is up to us, and yes, sometimes all we can do is work through a day as quickly as possible. You can’t escape or always avoid things going wrong, but it’s both encouraging and challenging that a day can go by so quickly.
My encouragement to you today would be to take a page from Dr. Seuss and work on living each day to the fullest, having fun everyday, being a conquerer of life’s lessons with a good attitude and with consideration of others.
“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.” Dr. Seuss