Oh, Your Face Will Glow! (Think: Oh, The Places You'll Go!)


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By Beth Donovan (~INDYGIRL)

A parody of "Oh, The Places You'll Go," by Dr. Seuss.

Today go be happy!

Whatever you weigh,

You're trying Spark life!

Where the difference is made.

You change things in your head.

You put feet in your shoes.

You get yourself up,

and walk ‘cause you choose.

You're not on your own. You’ll learn more than you know.

And YOU step by step will decide where this goes.

Look over your body. Look it over with care.

Someday you will say, "I like that curve there."

Your heart filling with courage and SparkFriends you meet,

you find yourself stronger than a not-so-good treat.

And you may now find that your

Clothes start slipping down,

In that case, my friend,

Get to shopping in town!

More things to wear,

With a Spark in the air.

Spark’s where things can happen

and often they do

to people who try it

and use it like you.

And when things start to happen,

be happy. Go share.

You see what it is.

You're getting others to care.



You'll be on your way down!

Things are feeling less tight!

You'll join the gym goers

and work out with delight.

If you lag behind, you’ll soon build up speed.

You'll pass the whole gym and you'll be in the lead.

Whatever you try, you'll do your personal best.

Wherever you go, you’ll not give it a rest.

Except when you do

because, sometimes, you might.

It’s sorry to say this

but, sadly, ‘tis true

that slip-ups

can happen even to you.

You can get all hung up

in a terrible place.

Everyone else going on.

You feeling lost out in space.

You'll come down from above

with a bit of a fall.

And the chances are, then,

that you won’t be over it all.

And when you're a bit down,

you're not in for much fun.

Re-psyching yourself

is not easily done.

You will come to a place where your Spark is not Sparked.

Some thoughts are lighted. But mostly you're darked.

What place could you gain both your get up and go?

Do you dare venture out? Do you hide and stay in?

There is so much to lose! But by that you can win!

And IF you go out, should you start here or there…

Would you like to run K? Or just try the stairs?

Or go around the block and add in some weights?

Simple small steps, I know you will find,

Are a good-rever-upper of the ultimate kind.

You can get so worn out

if you start in with a race,

but get yourself going to any old place,

not eating just carrots, but balanced meals in their space.

Now you are headed toward a more healthful place.

The Healthy Place…

…for people just starting.

people training to go

people ready to start, people ready to go

people taking steps, in the sun or the snow

Step after step, that’s what it’s about,

So give it a holler, a whoopee or shout!

Begin your life’s journey and go step by step,

But don’t go too fast or you’ll lose your pep.

Just one more thing before this all ends,

I want to thank all of you, my dear Spark friends,

And hope my advice with the help of Doc Suess

Will keep you all fit and your clothes hanging loose.




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