So people love it, some people don’t. Some people think that it is a little strange but it seems that the two authors that I quote the most are children’s authors.
It is true that I love A. A. Milne and his lovable Winnie the Pooh and of course Dr Seuss.
And I choose to quote them above any of the other well known or lesser known philosophers, self help gurus and general do-gooders of the world.
I wish that I could come up with something brilliant but until that inspiration hits me on some idle day, I will have to do with great quotes like:
“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened” – Dr Seuss, of course.
It think that one of the reasons that I still love children’s authors and still have a real soft spot for children’s books is that they transport me to a time when I was much more care free than I am now. My childhood – crazy and upside down though it was at times.
Most children have few regrets and most spend very little time worrying about the future.
Adults though, are a different story. They constantly re-analyse the past and continually worry about the future.
Although we can’t go back to the innocence of childhood, we can choose not to be consumed by the worries of adulthood.
Easier said than done, of course.
Imagine if you could be more concerned about licking out the bowl than being the one to bake the cake and perfectly decorate it.
How would you feel if you spent less time worrying about taxes and more time doing something for fun?
Wouldn’t it be brilliant if you just stopped all the stress for a few moments and just concentrated on the moment – and finding something wonderful to enjoy in that moment.
When last did you stop to look around you in wonder, rather than allowing life to rush ahead of you because you are only looking for better times in the future?
You deserve to enjoy yourself!
You deserve to have fun.
Stop taking life so seriously all the time – there are many hours to be a responsible (and stressed out) adult, so take a little bit of time to be carefree and child like.
You can do it, I know that you can!
And I will leave you with the ultimate solution to dealing with troubles from Dr Seuss:
“I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!”