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Posted by Chad on February 10, 2012 at 8:15 AM

 Recently, an epedimic of sorts has come about.  Folks with bad backs, bad ankles, bad attitudes and tempers, bad plateaus, and a bad diagnosis.  This is for you...


"Congratulations!

Today is your day.

You're off to Great Places!

You're off and away!

 

You have brains in your head.

You have feet in your shoes

You can steer yourself

any direction you choose.


You're on your own. And you know what you know.

And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go.

You'll look up and down streets. Look 'em over with care.

About some you will say, "I don't choose to go there."

With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet,

you're too smart to go down any not-so-good street.


And you may not find any

you'll want to go down.

In that case, of course,

you'll head straight out of town.

 

And when things start to happen,

don't worry. Don't stew.

Just go right along.

You'll start happening too.

 

You'll be on your way up!

You'll be seeing great sights!

You'll join the high fliers

who soar to high heights.

 

You won't lag behind, because you'll have the speed.

You'll pass the whole gang and you'll soon take the lead.

Wherever you fly, you'll be the best of the best.

Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.



Except when you don' t

Because, sometimes, you won't.

I'm sorry to say so

but, sadly, it's true

and Hang-ups

can happen to you.

 

You can get all hung up

in a prickle-ly perch.

And your gang will fly on.

You'll be left in a Lurch.

 

You'll come down from the Lurch

with an unpleasant bump.

And the chances are, then,

that you'll be in a Slump.


And when you're in a Slump,

you're not in for much fun.

Un-slumping yourself

is not easily done.

 

You will come to a place where the streets are not marked.

Some windows are lighted. But mostly they're darked.

A place you could sprain both you elbow and chin!

Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in?

How much can you lose? How much can you win?



And IF you go in, should you turn left or right...

or right-and-three-quarters? Or, maybe, not quite?

Or go around back and sneak in from behind?

Simple it's not, I'm afraid you will find,

for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind.


You can get so confused

that you'll start in to race

down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace

and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space,

headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.

 

NO!


That's not for you!

 

Somehow you'll escape

all that waiting and staying.

You'll find the bright places

where Boom Bands are playing.

With banner flip-flapping,

once more you'll ride high!

Ready for anything under the sky.


 

Except when they don't.

Because, sometimes, they won't.

 

I'm afraid that some times

you'll play lonely games too.

Games you can't win

'cause you'll play against you.


All Alone!

Whether you like it or not,

Alone will be something

you'll be quite a lot.

And when you're alone, there's a very good chance

you'll meet things that scare you right out of your pants.


But on you will go

though the weather be foul

On you will go

though your enemies prowl



On and on you will hike

and I know you'll hike far

and face up to your problems

whatever they are.

 

You'll get mixed up, of course,

as you already know.

You'll get mixed up

with many strange birds as you go.

So be sure when you step.

Step with care and great tact

and remember that Life's

a Great Balancing Act.


 

So...

be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray

or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O'Shea,

you're off to Great Places!

Today is your day!

Your mountain is waiting.

So...get on your way!"


Oh, The Places You Will Go by Dr. Suess.


Now, tackle your challenges head on.  Don't give up the fight until there is no fight left.  Remember, every day, that you are someone's best hope...


Categories: Random thoughts, Mindful Conditioning

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