7:00 AM Wake-up
Vacation Day 3
At bedtime on our first night here, Ace found a book on the shelf and wanted me to read it to him.
I'm glad he did. It's been on my mind ever since.
Oh, the Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss.
If I've read this book before, I don't remember. After reading it several times this week, I think that everyone should read it. Over and over again.
The book is inspiring. It tells of the achievement and fulfillment that are possible when you live your best life, but it isn't all fluffy and fun. It doesn't skip over the harsh realities of failure, sadness, and uncertainty; they are all a part of the "Great Balancing Act" of life, and Seuss addresses the tough stuff with humor and grace in a way that only he can.
Seuss is reminding us to keep going, no matter the obstacle. If you keep going through the failure, sadness, and uncertainty life throws your way, you can move Mountains.
How you navigate your own adversity is up to you. People can give you advice, but ultimately, you are the one that must find the answers that reveal the paths that lead to overcoming your own obstacles.
If you can do all of that, you are sure to succeed. "(98 3/4 percent guaranteed.)"