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Only YOU Can Control Your Future

Tuesday, July 30, 2013



“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”

“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”

“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”

“You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.”

“Think and wonder, wonder and think.... Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!”

“Today is your day, your mountain is waiting. So get on your way.”


“Think! You can think any think that you wish....”

“If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good.”

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”

“You are you. Now, isn't that pleasant?”

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”

“It is better to know how to learn than to know.”

“Everything stinks till it’s finished.”

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”

“A person's a person, no matter how small.”

“I meant what I said and I said what I meant.”

“Only you can control your future.”

“Be awesome! Be a book nut!”

“Be who you are and say what you feel because the ones who mind don't matter, and the ones who matter don't mind.”

“Oh, the things you can find if you don't stay behind!”

“It's opener, out there, in the wide, open air.”

“Teeth are always in style.”

“Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered.”

“And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)”

“From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!”

“So be sure when you step, step with care and great tact. And remember that life's A Great Balancing Act.”

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.”

“You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”

...And a few bonus Dr. Seuss quotes that speak deeply to my own heart:

“Why fit in....When you were born to standout?”

“All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you'll be quite a lot!”

“With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you're too smart to go down any not-so-good street.”

“Sometimes you will never know the value of something, until it becomes a memory.”

“I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here at the bottom we, too, should have rights.”

“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!”

“How did it get so late so soon?”

“You ought to be thankful a hole heaping lot, for the places and people you're lucky you're not!”

“My uncle ordered popovers
from the restaurant's bill of fare.
And, when they were served,
he regarded them with a penetrating stare.
Then he spoke great words of wisdom
as he sat there on that chair:
"To eat these things," said my uncle,
"You must exercise great care.
You may swallow down what's solid,
but you must spit out the air!"
And as you partake of the world's bill of fare,
that's darned good advice to follow.
Do a lot of spitting out the hot air.
And be careful what you swallow.”

“To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.”

“Just tell yourself, Duckie, you're real quite lucky.”

Dear SPARKlings, may today and every day bring to you a ridiculous abundance of whatever you need. May you find peace within and all around you. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith and desire... a desire which even itself issues from God. May all your concerns, struggles, anxieties and fears fall like ashes as you rise on eagle's wings, SOARING above all that would hinder you along this tremendous adventure of being and becoming all you are created to be. May you answer your call and use those gifts that you have received to pass on the love that has been given to you. May the presence of God settle into your bones and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love beyond your wildest imagination. May you be overwhelmed by the grace of God as it simply "overtakes" you moment by moment... rather than being overwhelmed by the cares of life!

{{{{{{{{{ HUGS }}}}}}}}}

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    Thanks so much for sharing words of wisdom for my day ahead... emoticon
    1723 days ago
    Thanks for sharing this!! Reading this definitely made me smile - and I recognize most of the quotes! I think Dr. Seuss will always be one of my favorite authors!
    1726 days ago
    Oh how I enjoyed reading this blog because it was so much fun and touched my heart and my soul.

    I am so glad to know you and appreciate all you have to share with you being you and you being here.

    People like you help make life so much more fun and enjoyable and filled with the adventure of being alive LOL

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    1728 days ago
    Great Blog! Thanks for sharing it. Have A Grand Day full of Great things and God's abundant love!
    1729 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
    I have appreciated Dr. Seuss for decades but, of course, at the moment, can't think of anything in particular. It's the cadence, the artwork and the story lines...........................the humor and the truth.
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  • MAGGIE101857
    Beautiful! Thank you!
    1731 days ago
    Dr Seuss has always been one of my favorite philosophers. To this day, whenever I see something that is being done that just isn't right ... requiring me to have my driver's license on my person at all times for example ... I will comment, "If I ran the zoo ..." which is a Dr Seuss title, of course.

    1731 days ago
    LOVE it!!!!! not sure I have a fav. they are all so great. but have heard some more often than others.

    HUGS loved this!!!
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