Mar 2, 2011

The Dr. said...

Please Try to Remember the First of Octember! (Beginner Books(R))
My favorite
Today is the birthday of Dr. Seuss. I always love the way his books invoke imagination, imagry while exploring the most basic values in life.
I love to read these to my kids now. I am an excellent story reader. Voices and sound effects are a must. I was never a huge fan of The Cat In The Hat. Maybe because my parents were not at all tollerant of messes or cats and a book about a cat making messes stressed me out. I loved The First of Octember and many others though.

A few quotes by the good Doctor stuck out to me as I was reading today. They apply to my struggle and maybe yours:

Because a Little Bug Went Ka-Choo!   [BECAUSE A LITTLE BUG WENT KA-C] [Hardcover]
Easy second favorite
"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who'll decide where to go.”

"I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!”

You are the architect of your own destiny, the food didn't make me eat it. I chose to eat crap to get where I got. I cared about food more than I cared about life. Once you TRULY DECIDE TO CHOOSE you won't let anything get in your way. Decide now, knock down the excuses you have been telling yourself everyday even if you have to get the "big bat" out!

1 comment:

  1. Gosh, I loved Dr. Seuss books, but I don't think I've read them all. My nephew is 20 months and I think I will start collecting some Dr. Seuss books. How fun this will be.

    You're so right Mike. I weigh 359 lbs, have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and I once went blind for 10 weeks. I have chosen food over my health for too long. What am I waiting for? Nothing, I choose to stop this bad behavior and start my road to a healthier life.