Nothing tops the positive message of this book. It's sheer awesomeness. You have a choice every single minute of every single day to look on the bright side, be optimistic and positive -- all of which will lead you to your most joyous health. If you have never read this book by Dr. Suess, you are in for a real treat and well... if you have, read it again because it might be just what you needed to read today!
Oh! The Places Youll Go!
by Dr. Seuss
Today is your day.
Youre off to Great Places!
Youre off and away!
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
Youre on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy wholl decide where to go.
Youll look up and down streets. Lookem over with care. About some you will say, I dont choose to go there. With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, youre too smart to go down a not-so-good street.
And you may not find any youll want to go down. In that case, of course, youll head straight out of town. Its opener there in the wide open air.
Out there things can happen and frequently do to people as brainy and footsy as you.
And when things start to happen, dont worry. Dont stew. Just go right along. Youll start happening too.
Oh! The Places Youll Go!
Youll be on your way up!
Youll be seeing great sights!
Youll join the high fliers who soar to high heights.
You wont lag behind, because youll have the speed. Youll pass the whole gang and youll soon take the lead. Wherever you fly, youll be best of the best. Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.
Except when you dont.
Because, sometimes, you wont.
Im sorry to say so but, sadly, its true that Bang-ups and Hang-ups can happen to you.
You can get all hung up in a prickle-ly perch. And your gang will fly on. Youll be left in a Lurch.
Youll come down from the Lurch with an unpleasant bump. And the chances are, then, that youll be in a Slump.
And when youre in a Slump, youre not in for much fun. Un-slumping yourself is not easily done.
You will come to a place where the streets are not marked. Some windows are lighted. But mostly theyre darked. A place you could sprain both your elbow and chin! Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in? How much can you lose? How much can you win?
And if you go in, should you turn left or right or right-and-three-quarters? Or, maybe, not quite? Or go around back and sneak in from behind? Simple its not, Im afraid you will find, for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind.
You can get so confused that youll start in to race down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space, headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.
The Waiting Place for people just waiting.
Waiting for a train to go or a bus to come, or a plane to go or the mail to come, or the rain to go or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow or waiting around for a Yes or No or waiting for their hair to grow. Everyone is just waiting.
Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for wind to fly a kite or waiting around for Friday night or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake or a pot to boil, or a Better Break or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants or a wig with curls, or Another Chance. Everyone is just waiting.
No! Thats not for you!
Somehow youll escape all that waiting and staying. Youll find the bright places where Boom Bands are playing. With banner flip-flapping, once more youll ride high! Ready for anything under the sky. Ready because youre that kind of a guy!
Oh, the places youll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won. And the magical things you can do with that ball will make you the winning-est winner of all. Fame! Youll be famous as famous can be, with the whole wide world watching you win on TV.
Except when they dont. Because, sometimes, they wont.
Im afraid that some times youll play lonely games too. Games you cant win cause youll play against you.
Whether you like it or not, Alone will be something youll be quite a lot.
And when youre alone, theres a very good chance youll meet things that scare you right out of your pants. There are some, down the road between hither and yon, that can scare you so much you wont want to go on.
But on you will go though the weather be foul. On you will go though your enemies prowl. On you will go though the Hakken-Kraks howl. Onward up many a frightening creek, though your arms may get sore and your sneakers may leak. On and on you will hike. And I know youll hike far and face up to your problems whatever they are.
Youll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. Youll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that Lifes a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left.
And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.)
Kid, youll move mountains!
So be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray or Mordecai Ale Van Allen OShea, youre off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So get on your way!