Wednesday, April 30

Oh, the Places We'll Go

As one chapter closes in my life and the next has not yet opened, I am trying to choose an attitude that keeps me positive with an upbeat perspective.

As part of our wedding ceremony my husband and I read a portion of "Oh, the Places You'll Go" by Dr. Seuss. We customized it for newlyweds and it is a memory that brings smiles to our faces.

Seven years later it does our hearts good to remember that life is an adventure and continues to bring us to new places. Some places are better than others, some are short in length, some are longer. All are part of our 'adventure.'

The words from "Oh, the Places You'll Go" have a lot of wisdom for life...

As we look at neighborhoods for our future home:
You'll look up and down streets. Look em' over with care. About some you will say, "I don't choose to go there." With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, You're too smart to go down any not-so-good street.

When the unexpected happens:
And when things start to happen don't worry. Don't stew. Just go right along. You'll start happening too.

For those in-between times:
You can get so confused that you’ll start in to race down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space, headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.
The Waiting Place…for people just waiting.
Waiting for a train to go or a bus to come, or a plane to go or the mail to come, or the rain to go or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow or waiting around for a Yes or No or waiting for their hair to grow. Everyone is just waiting.
Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for wind to fly a kite or waiting around for Friday night or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake or a pot to boil, or a Better Break or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants or a wig with curls, or Another Chance. Everyone is just waiting.

When we're hesitant about stepping into our next adventure:
So…be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Brayor Mordecai Ali Van Allen O’Shea, you’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So…get on your way!

I hope you can find an area of your life to apply these wise words today. And may you anticipate the next adventure awaiting you!

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