"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island." - Walt Disney

Friday, April 17, 2015

Patience

Todays Seuss-ism comes from McElligot's Pool and is just one of the times Seuss shows us how to be patient:


If I wait long enough;
if I'm patient and cool,
Who knows what I'll catch
in McElligot's Pool!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Obsess

Todays Seuss-ism comes from The Strange Shirt Spot and serves as a reminder to us that it is never a good idea to obsess.


This spot! It was driving me
out of my mind!
What a spot - what a spot
for a fellow to find!
My troubles were growing.
The way it kept going!
Where would it go next?
There was no way of knowing.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

New

It's funny how much we hate trying new things - especially when we are young. Todays Seuss-ism from Green Eggs and Ham is just one instance of how the good doctor showed us that new can be a good thing.

I do not like
green eggs
and ham!
I do not like them,
Sam-I-am.

You do not like them.
So you say.
Try them! Try them!
And you may.
Try them and you may, I say.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Multitasking

Seuss taught us the skill of Multitasking. Todays Seuss-ism comes from The Cat in the Hat

I can hold up the cup
And the milk and the cake!
I can hold up these books!
And the fish on the rake!
I can hold the toy ship
And a little toy man!
And look! With my tail
I can hold a red fan!
I can fan with the fan
As I hop on the ball!
But that is not all.
Oh, no.
That is not all...

Monday, April 13, 2015

Loyalty

I meant what I said
And I said what I meant...
An elephant's faithful
One hundred per cent!


I absolutely adore Horton. Thankfully Seuss gave us several books with this character, and loyalty is just one of the many ethical lessons we enjoyed learning from him.


How much do you value loyalty?

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Knowing

Todays Seuss-ism comes from Oh, the Places You'll Go! and is all about Knowing.

I've always liked this quote because you are the only one who can decide who you are, what you know, and where you'll go.

Knowledge is power, and knowing yourself is a comfortable wisdom that no one can take away!

What do you know?

Friday, April 10, 2015

Justice

Yertle the Turtle gives us many great words of wisdom. Today's Seuss-ism teaches us about Justice:


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


If only our politicians and some of the wealthy could take this one to heart.