I wanted to do something a little different with the quote today, just to change things up a bit. Let me know what you think. I see lots of quotes online that are “posterized” with photo or art, and I always enjoy them, but I have ZERO experience creating them. However, if you don’t mind being a test audience, I can try to improve my skills.
I don’t really recommend going after our troubles with any sort of bat, but I love the indomitable attitude Dr. Seuss calls up in this quote. While there are times when passive resignation is the best course, I think we sometimes default to that simply because it’s the path of least resistance.
If you are troubled by negative thoughts and messages today, I hope you will talk back to them. Think of yourself as wielding a big psychological bat made of courage, determination and hope. Whether your despair takes the form of snarling mental dragons or tiny gnats of worries that nip away at your faith, go after them! Chances are they’ll turn and run from you.
Much of what we fear lies in some imaginary future that may or may not be as bad as we dread. Since it’s all outside of reality at this point, we might as well make ourselves — at least in our own minds — bigger and stronger than what is after us. I dare you to give it a try!
One year ago today, a tribute to our beloved and fearless dog Pasha, who died 6-30-13: