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  • Writer's pictureSarah M.

Meaningful Words

When I was a little girl my grandmother would always read me a bedtime story. One of my earliest memories is the two of us laying in bed and her reading to me. Unfortunately she would be the one falling a sleep, where I was still deep into the story that was unfolding in front of me (even if it was for the fifteen thousandth time in a row). Years later we'd laugh about this together.

This memory got me thinking about some of my favorite books and authors, one being Dr. Seuss, I bet I ain't the only one though. So much excitement, full of fun characters and funny looking creatures, I loved them, and still do.

I so often think of all the amazing quotes Dr. Seuss wrote in his time. I can imagine how the words came to him, how the people in his stories became a big part of his life. Writing is funny in that sense, words just appear and they either feel good or they don't. And that's how I allow my writing to flow through me. It really is a vibe.

Back to my favorite books and quotes. Just like songs I find myself citing some his quotes like lyrics in my head. For instance;

"One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" or "I do not like that Sam-I-Am! Do you like green eggs and ham?"

Like musical lyrics in my head I can hear these rhymes. I sometimes catch myself bobbing my head as I casually think about them, and laughing at myself because of it. Ah, the small joys in life.

Dr. Seuss also has sayings that really pull at my heart strings, for a bunch of reasons, one being;

"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened." What a great reminder.

And the more I think about his quotes the more they rush into my mind. So I will close this unusual blog post with a few more quotes from the very loved Theodor Seuss Geisel. Be well my friends.

"From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere."

“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!”

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

Oh, how much meaning and emotion words can hold.

Do you have a favorite childhood book? How about any meaningful quotes that have really stuck? Please share with the Life In General community, either in the comments or on Instagram. I would love to hear them.

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