“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.”
Dr. Seuss – Oh the Places You’ll Go!
Yep, Dr. Seuss is right once again! The book mentioned above is a book I often give graduates. Go to the bookstore and buy the book or if the bookstore has a cafe, get a cup of coffee or tea, sit in one of those big, comfy chairs and read the whole book, cover to cover. It will only take a few minutes. But the lessons it holds are great. Whether a person is starting out as a new graduate or like most of us, as a person in a brand new stage of life, we ourselves are the one “who’ll decide where to go.” And it’s exciting! There will be obstacles and detours and roadblocks to get around, but the challenges make us stronger. The adventure of it all is exhilerating if we have the right attitude. I know if you’re in the early stages of a midlife divorce, you’re thinking, “I’m not exhilerated… I’m devastated. My life isn’t just starting… it’s ending.” I thought that, too. I thought that I would never be really happy again. But that’s not right. It may seem that way from where you are, but if you keep pressing forward, the dark clouds of despair will eventually end, and you can see a bright sunrise of new life on the horizon. And if you have asked God to be part of the equation, he will do absolutely magnificent things with the rest of your life. He promises joy, peace, love, excitement, purpose, power and everything else that make life an amazing, wild journey. How much life do you have left? Don’t waste another day! Get going! As Dr. Seuss says, “You can steer yourself any direction you choose!”
“Yes, be bold and strong! Banish fear and doubt! For remember, the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 (Living Bible)