What does Dr. Seuss have to do with my New’s Years Resolution?

I just finished reading a cute little book by Anne Emerick, “The Day I Met Dr. Seuss”. She attempts to write in the classic Dr. Seuss style about a young girl you wants to meet Dr. Seuss to find out how he made his books so magical. The answer she receives is quite profound.

“When people work hard at what they do best,
We often think of them as unlike the rest.”

For your sake, and mine, I will not attempt to write in rhyme. How often do we really work hard at what we do best? I spend more time attempting to improve on my weaknesses than mastering my strengths. But what would happen if I were to dedicate more time to what I do best?

That leads me to the question – what do I do best? I spend so much of my day doing what must be done as a wife, mother and teachers, that I have lost who I am along the way. When I decided to start blogging that was one question I asked myself – what ONE thing do I want to write about. Since I could not find an answer, I am writing about several different topics. As 2012 draws to a close, I think I will make my New Years Resolution to answer this question.

Now if you know me, which none of you do, you would know that I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions. While I know that I need to lose weight and keep a cleaner house and eat healthier, I don’t see the need to make a resolution that will go by the wayside in a few weeks (if not days). Maybe 2013 will be different! I will discover what I do best!

If you would like to check out “The Day I Met Dr. Seuss” head to Amazon or click the picture below. While the book is a complete work of fiction, the author’s note in the beginning of the book, along with the post script, make all the difference. Personally, I would not spend $2.99 on it and am glad I got it for free awhile back.

dr suess


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