~Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are showed me that I am lucky! I'm lucky I didn't require more stitches in my head when I ran into the lawn mower while wandering around with my eyes closed at 4 years old! Not to mention many, many other close calls including but not limited to: Jumping out of a tree and onto a nail sticking out of a board. Crashing a moped at the age of 13--more stitches. Getting bucked off a horse. Slicing my arm open with a shovel--13 stitches. (Not my fault. I blame Grandpa.) Having a horse rear up and land on the back of my neck. Nearly drowning in a reservoir because I was being not-so-smart. Getting locked into a freezer for 1 whole minute....I could go on but I'll save it for another post. Just know this: Yes, I'm very lucky. Unfortunately "lucky" and "wise" do not go hand in hand.
~I learned to savor small accomplishments. A grown man like Mr. Brown didn't have any reservations telling us how he learned to moo or buzz or clap! Therefore, I won't feel embarassed to tell you I have learned that I shouldn't shave my legs with a dull razor. At the age of 19 I fit into a commericial dryer and could stay in it for 1 full roation. (Which I'm sure the laundromat owners did not appreciate.) I learned that I could lie quickly when caught doing something I shouldn't be doing. <---is a genetic trait because my girls have inherited it as well.
However, one of my favorite Dr. Seuss quotes is one that, the sooner you learn and heed it's message the better off you will be. It says, "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." It's a great lesson! I hope you think so as well.
And also remember, "Congratulations! Today is your day. You're off to Great Places! You're off and away! You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on you're own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go." ~Dr. Seuss
So has Dr. Seuss taught you anything worth mentioning? Have you decided where you will go?