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Good Ol' Dr. Seuss

If you've read the quote at the top of the page, you realize that the title for our site came from a Dr. Seuss quote. He was, as silly as it sounds, a great philosopher in a lot of ways. I loved listening to and reading his children's books when I was growing up, and I still enjoy reading them! (I have a good collection of his books to hand down to my own children someday).

Dr. Seuss had some of the BEST quotes. Quotes that have meant something to so many people - myself included. I often look up his quotes when I need a pick-me-up. 

So, this week, I'm sharing some of his quotes, and what they mean to me. I hope they mean something to you, too. 

"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." - This particular one I've needed a lot of different times in my life. The one I can think of the most is when people have walked out of my life. This is probably the hardest thing anyone could ever have to go through. Losing friends is hard. But there are always those good memories. Smile. 

"Why fit in when you were born to stand out?" - Omigosh. This one, you guys. You know you want to do it - fit in with your peers. You want to be a part of a "crowd". You want someone to like you so maybe you try to be like them. It happens to the best of us (and if you've never tried to fit in, I applaud you). But you are special. You are you (ha!) and don't ever change that just so you "fit in". 

"Think and wonder, wonder and think." - This one speaks for itself. Never stop thinking. Never stop wondering. Ask questions about everything.

"You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose." - Don't let anyone else tell you what you should and shouldn't do. Always think for yourself. Never let anyone try to push you into doing something you don't want to do. Put on those shoes and go in any direction. 

"It is better to know how to learn than to know." - This is where I would say, wanting to learn is way more important than knowing everything. There's always going to be someone who's smarter than you, who knows more about something than you. But if you're willing to learn, that's something special. Never stop learning. 

"Be who you are and say what you mean because those who mind won't matter and those who matter won't mind." - I use this as a way to determine whether I have a "true friend" or not. If you're able to completely honest with someone and they don't judge you (even if they don't agree), that's a true friend. Those who judge you, those people don't matter. Don't let them get you down. 

"Will you succeed? Yes you will indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed." - Don't give up. Keep trying. If you put your all into something, you will come out on top. It might take one day (or one try) or it might be something you have to work at for months. But don't ever give up on what you want to do.

And of course...

Today you are you, that's truer than true.
There's no one alive who's Youer than YOU. 

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