Ah, dear Dr. Seuss. He always had a way with words, didn’t he? So, dear Duckie, when was the last time you thought about how lucky you really are?

Do you reinforce that positive message to yourself? Enough? At all?

Our self-talk has a huge impact on our state of mind. Do you remind yourself of the good things in your life or do you constantly bemoan your circumstance? Do you pause and appreciate the not-so-little things like food on the table, clothes on your back, and a roof over your head? Are you fully present to the fun of a light moment, the laughter of a child, or the tender touch of a loved one?

Yes, Duckie, we really are quite lucky. We just need to remind ourselves now and then.


Photo taken year at the Velvet Ice Cream picnic grounds in Utica, Ohio.