Tell yourself Duckie, you’re really quite lucky!

ImageSadly, I do not read as much as I’d like – but I don’t go out to dinner, run marathons or do any of those things that I used to before my children got so darn busy … but that’s OK … because it is my children that remind me daily how lucky I am. As for rereading books … I’ve heard tales about people that do that – but admittedly, I am not one …

Now I, like everyone, have my list of favorites – (Night, A Tree Grown in Brooklynothers listed here) – ones that I keep visible so that I am reminded of the lessons learned or messages reaped when I first read them. But I have never read any of them, in their entirety, twice.

I also have my list of those I want to read – War and Peace, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly … and a handful of others that sit in a not so visible place … I dust those, move them from room to room, and sometimes take them on airplanes hoping to crack one open.

BUT. Come to think of it … there is one book – one, that I have read multiple times … one that never ceases to amaze me, make me smile, or, like my children, remind me how lucky I am – because, alas …

It is a troublesome world. All the people who’re in it

are troubled by troubles almost every minute.

So I ought to be thankful, a whole leaping lot,

for the places and people I’m lucky I’m not!

That’s why I say, “Duckie!

Don’t grumble! Don’t stew!

Some critters are much-much,

oh, ever so much-much,

so muchly much-much more unlucky than you!”

This post brought to you by none other than, Dr. Seuss, Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? And the peeps over at The Daily Prompt: Second Time Around – Tell us about a book you read again and again without getting bored – what is it that speaks to you?

Now go grab the day by the horns people –

6 comments

  1. I didn’t realize The Diving Bell and the Butterfly was a book! I can tell you that the movie (borrowed from a public library) was fantastic bordering on life-changing. Perhaps the book is even better.

    • I have yet to read the book – it sits on a table that I look at everyday … i think part of me is terrified when I imagine what that man did – I mean just imagine dictating an entire book that way … there are days – even months – that I don;t accomplish anything … anyway, it’s inspiring indeed!

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