Our parents grew up with him. We grew with him. And now our children are growing up with him. Who you may ask? Dr. Seuss! His funny stories and movies distract us from what a powerful belief system he depicts. Dr. Seuss wrote simple books with an incredible amount of encouragement about how to think well. His stories entail positive outlooks and lessons for young children and adults, and have gently coaxed millions into a healthier belief system.
Our behavior always matches our belief systems, and our belief systems are rooted in our internal dialogue… thinking. Healthy belief system = healthy behavior; unhealthy belief system = unhealthy behavior. It requires no will power to behave according to our beliefs. The trick is ensuring that our internal dialogue and beliefs match our values. It is very stressful to attempt a change in behavior with out changing the belief system that drives it. Instead, start with thinking well.
April is the month where Issaquah Family Chiropractic is celebrating “Think Well” month. We will be tweeting #ThinkWell tweets all month long! Dr. Seuss has become a legend and has left us with a great amount inspiration in the form of quotes, books and entertainment. His quotes will be featured in our tweets all month. Below are some of his famous ones! Share them with children, friends and family. Get creative! Draw out these quotes and hang them around the house for every day encouragement!
“Be yourself because those who matter don’t mind and those who mind don’t matter.”
“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.”
“You are you and that is true, there’s no one in the world who’s you-er than you.”
“Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen Hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regrets. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is”
“It is fun to have fun but you have to know how.”
“With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you’re too smart to go down any not-so-good street.”
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
“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 one who’ll decide where to go…”
“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
“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!”
“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”
“Dr.Seuss Quotes.” Good Reads Inc. 2012. Retrieved: 27 Mar 2012. http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/61105.Dr_Seuss