Dr. Seuss solves it all

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Happy Dr. Seuss Day!

Dr. Seuss, or Theodor Seuss Geisel, turns 107 today. So today we celebrate all things Seuss.

I have a little Dr. Seuss quote book that has a quote for just about any situation. Some are from his books and others just stand on their own. This is one of my favorites:

I’ve heard there are troubles of more than one kind,
some come from ahead and some come from behind.
But I’ve brought a big bat. I’m all ready you see,
Now my troubles are going to have trouble with me.
β€” Dr. Seuss

Who doesn’t have troubles in this life? We all do. And several times I have wanted nothing more than to take a very large bat to them and just beat the crap out of them. In all but a few instances this is not a very good literal way to deal with problems. Vermin might be the exception, for which I do actually pull out my hockey stick (I don’t have a bat).

But figuratively I can beat my troubles with a bat. Some figurative bats are pure persistence, researching other options, making it someone else’s problem (which is the secret to invisibility), and even, although it might seem counter-intuitive at times, “cheerfully do all things that lie in our power; and then … stand still, with the utmost assurance, to see the salvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed” (Doctrine & Covenants 123:17).

Standing still is a very strange bat, but the key to it being a good bat is first doing all you can, and then stand still with faith, that utmost assurance. It’s a two part bat. And those two parts, one smaller part being wielded by me, and one much larger part by God, can cause a lot of trouble for my troubles.

What is your favorite Dr. Seuss book? What are your favorite Dr. Seuss quotes? Or even, what are some of your favorite bats?

7 shared thoughts about Dr. Seuss solves it all

  1. Heidi Aphrodite says:
    1 person giggled

    I love the Somebody Else’s Problem field. πŸ™‚

  2. Mom says:
    1 person giggled

    Ooooh there are so many. Silly, meaninful, insightful, toungtwisting etc.
    Some of the funniest ones have doule meanings which I won’t go into here. πŸ˜‰
    so how about
    First, I’ll make a
    quick trick brick stack.
    Then I’ll make a
    quicktrick block stack.

    Up at Lake Winna-Bango…the far northern shore…
    Lives a huge herd of moose, about sixty or more,
    And they all go around in a big happy bunch
    Looking for nice tender moose-moss to munch.

  3. Brett says:
    1 person giggled

    “Did I ever tell you that Mrs. McCave
    Had twenty-three sons and she named them all Dave?”

    A poem worth memorizing. :brett:

  4. Giggles says:
    1 person giggled

    Add this to my list of favorite Dr. Seuss quotes:

    We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.

    I’m glad I found someone with compatible weirdness. :heart:

    • Brett says:
      1 person giggled

      There is nothing weird about a chubby cross-eyed penguin. :brett:

      • Giggles says:
        1 person giggled

        It’s not so much the cross-eyed-ness, but rather how the penguins in our house always seem to be larger than the elephants that’s the weird part. :lisa:

  5. Mom says:

    I remembered another one of my favorite quotes for FOX IN SOCKS
    “Come now, come now, you don’t have to be so dumb now.”
    I have been thinking a lot about that one during someof the projects I have been working on lately. :silly:


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