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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Dr. Seuss life lessons

So I woke up this morning angry and sad and mad. I was TIRED, I missed my old school and my old kiddos and I wanted to GO HOME to my own little house and my familiar surroundings and my friends and family and my short commute to work, etc., etc. I didn't want to get up so early only to have a long old drive to work that would make it so I wasn't even there super early. I couldn't find the bra I wanted to wear, and then Zeus told me to turn on the TV as I was walking out of the room this morning and to leave the door open (I always forget so he groggily growled it) and I burst into tears. My sweet husband lifted up the covers and made me get back in bed with him so that he could hug me and tell me everything was going to be alright. I really am so blessed.

Further, yesterday was Dr. Seuss's birthday so we are dressing up all week and reading lots of Dr. Seuss books. The one I picked up today was one that I'd never read before called, "Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?" and it was a perfect reminder to me to not be sad and to be glad for all that I DO have. Here are a few exerpts from his book in case anyone else out there also thinks they are having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad, teary day too.

"...When you think things are bad,
when you feel sour and blue,
when you start to get mad...
you should do what I do!

Just tell yourself, Duckie,
you're really quite lucky!
Some people are much more...
oh, ever so much more...
oh, muchly much-much more
unlucky than you!

...It's a troublesome world. All the people who're in it
are troubled with troubles almost every minute.
You ought to be thankful, a whole heaping lot,
for the places and people you're lucky you're not!"

Thank you Dr. Seuss for your great words of wisdom that cheered me up and helped improve my outlook on this not-so-terrible, not-so-horrible, not-so-no-good, not-so-very-bad, not so teary day!


  1. Awww hope your day is a lot better today! Missing family is REALLY hard! I remember those days when we lived in CA, and now poor David has that. So we try and get to CA as often as possible so he doesn't have those horrible terrible miss my family like crazy days!


    PS. I Love Dr. Seuss!

  2. Love you Darcie! Hope the rest of today is better!

  3. Ohhh...I hope you are feeling better soon Darcie! It's hard to make so many life changes at once - and pregnancy is hard (a miracle, but can be difficult - and dealing with all you are dealing with with your little Mia takes a toll too. Give yourself a break. It will take time to adjust, you don't have to be perfect, bright-eyed all the time. But Dr. Seuss is right, there is also so much to be thankful for. I love you bunches! We need to do a girl's night or day or something sometime soon!

  4. We love you Darcie! You and Zeus and little Mia are constantly in our prayers. We miss you too. Give Zeus a double hug for his loving support.

    Mom A