"So be sure when you step, step with care and great tact. And remember that life's a great balancing act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will indeed!"
Okay, so this quote feels like I am in church, and the pastor has just laid a big message upon the crowd with her sermon. Wow! Was Dr. Seuss a philosophy or psychology major? I am so impressed with his therapy skills. It reminds me of the film Finding Nemo, which was full of adult jokes slyly placed inside a children's movie. Remember the line, "Are you my conscience?" Dorrie said this when she was in the dark and the only light was from an angler fish.
Stepping with great care and tact does not mean to lessen your worth and power. It guides us to be gentle with others' souls and hearts. We never know what someone else is going through. I watched my mother reel into a cashier at the supermarket when I was a little girl because she rang up some items at a higher price than advertised. To my mom, the world was against her, out to cheat her, but to the cashier, it was a simple finger slip up. What my mother didn't know was that the cashier may have had some personal issues going on that were heavy and may have placed some fuzz around her clarity during her work day.
"Life is a great balancing act." I say to balance may be some more pressure to be perfect. What if we used the word blending instead of balancing? That feels like a more attainable goal to me. And, as always, Dr. Seuss leaves us with a positive affirmation. Yes! We will have positive outcomes if we say yes, yes, yes, and practice living with gentleness toward others.
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