“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living; it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.”
Theodor Seuss Geisel

March 2nd was Dr. Suess’s birthday. Like Christmas, you never outgrow Dr. Suess.

I hadn’t realized what life lessons I learned as a kid while reading Dr. Suess. I was captivated by the costumes, and the funny hats. The way the words rolled off the tongue into quirky quotations.

Recently, while reading some quotes from Dr. Seuss; I was affirmed, in an abstract way, of my faith journey through embryo adoption. The quotes remind me of how thinking outside the box, and going beyond your comfort zone; can take you to a world unimaginable. A place you thought unattainable.

I’ve always loved reading positive quotes, for whatever situation I was going through in life. I was always looking for that glimmer of hope.

Read the following quotes from Dr. Seuss, and let your mind explore the possibilities through embryo adoption. Think outside the box. Allow yourself to dream.

“You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.”

“If you keep your eyes open enough, oh the stuff you will learn. The most wonderful stuff.”

“Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So get…on your way.”

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.”

“I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some 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!”

“And will you succeed? Yes, indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three- quarters percent guaranteed.”

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”

“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is you’er than you.”

“You’re in pretty good shape for the shape you are in.”

“If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too.”

“Waiting for the fish to bite, or waiting for wind to fly a kite. Or waiting around for Friday night, or waiting perhaps for their Uncle Jake, or a pot to boil, or a better break, or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants, or a wig with curls, or another chance. Everyone is just waiting.”

When you are going through infertility how true this is.

I am thankful for my son that I explored the possibilities of embryo adoption. Thought outside the box. Delved into the unimaginable.

I can’t wait to read to John Luke his first Dr. Seuss book. Long live Dr. Seuss.


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