Theodor Seuss Geisel popular known as Dr Seuss was an icon of children’s literature. Dr Seuss wrote most of his books in an anapestic tetrameter, which is touted as one of the reasons for his prodigious success. And till this date, his work resonates and are immortal, with over 600 million copies sold and translated into 20 languages. One of my most favourite writer/poet, whose lines of expression makes me happy.
Let’s dive into the 10 most beneficial counsels of the great mind for a happy life.
“Just tell yourself, Duckie, you’re really quite lucky!”
How many times a day we grumble about every trivial stuff? Well, we may not get all that we desire in a lifetime. Not all of us can afford a mansion in Beverly Hills or a handcrafted Rolls-Royce, vacations in luxurious islands and a successful career. What guarantees that the ones who have it all, are happy? Be thankful if you are blessed with health, three meals a day, a loving partner or even a dog.
Just know that you are lucky enough to be breathing today, whilst many didn’t wake up from the last night sleep.
“To the world, you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.”
For the most, you may be just that one passenger in a metro, an average employee in the office, a normal student at the school, a struggling labourer. But, there will be that one person, in most cases a member of the closest family (you wouldn’t even know), that has a great deal of affection and enormous care towards you, irrespective of, they express it or not.
Don’t ever let that thought cross your mind where you feel, you are unworthy.
“When he worked, he really worked. But when he played, he really played.”
I am not quite sure about other parts of the world, in India, most of them give too much concern in saving money. With the intent of buying houses, afford a good life for their offspring and family. They seldom live and some barely take a vacation. Whats the point then of circling the same places and grinding in office cubicles?
Sometimes just let it go. Live, don’t just exist.
“Life’s too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right, forgive the ones who don’t and believe that everything happens for a reason.”
Don’t we all have at least one asshole in our lives? There will be at least one person who secretly envies and is a mean ass, who would bitch, create negative vibes and are generally toxic to the environment. But largely there are good ones. So, why focus on such at all. The simple rule of thumb, love the ones that love you and hold onto them. And the rest you don’t have to bother.
Karma is a good bitch, she will take care of.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
Wanna stay young, don’t hop onto botox and fillers wherein your brain and soul are getting rusted. Read! It’s an armchair travelling, helps in reducing stress, mental stimulation, 24*7 companion and much much more.
It’s a neural workout for a healthy living.
“How did it get so late so soon?”
There’s so much to do and so less time!!! This is something I always feel. The time is running faster than ever and I’m not sure where to. Hence it shall make us narrow down our priorities to what is really important and stick to it.
Time is the luxury that no richness can buy.
“Oh, what a day. I will make it a holiday.”
Vacation is a must for one’s soul. But, why not make everyday fun too. Be happy in small triumphs and make every day count. Donate some money to the needy, smile to the people on the street, pep talk to your partner or offering a seat to the aged in a bus.
Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”
Do what you love and do it wholehearted. Success and acceptance is not the byproduct of all good. Seldom we will regret the adventure and unusual choices. Someday we will lean back and smile at the same. Go ahead be crazy, walk your talk, talk your heart, spend your savings on a vacation on an island, wear that bold red lipstick and dare to go places.
‘What people will think’ phrase has ruined many dreams. Don’t be the victim again.
“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.”
In the world of social media and craving for acceptance by others, it’s very hard to find a real personality. Why does one want to mimic anyone else and negate one’s existence? Every species is just special in its own skin, regardless of media or anyone else says.
It is fun to be original because it is the happy state.
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”This quote sums it all!!