Monday’s Motivation: A tribute

Today, March 2nd, we celebrate Theodor Seuss Geisel’s birthday. Dr. Seuss, his pen name, wrote books that were fun and fantastical as well as those that offered poignant themes buried in entertaining story lines.

As one of the most widely celebrated and loved names in children’s literature, it’s no wonder his birthday also marks the National Read Across America Day.


Photo Credit: Flickr by Linda Jordan

Photo Credit: Flickr by Linda Jordan

To celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America Day, pick up a book and read to yourself or to someone else.

And for closing thoughts, a few more of his quotes;

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.     – Dr. Seuss

Step with care and great tact, and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act.       – Dr. Seuss

Kid, you’ll move mountains.      – Dr. Seuss

Why fit in when you were born to stand out?     – Dr. Seuss

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.    – Dr. Seuss

If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too.    – Dr. Seuss

Additional Dr. Seuss quotes can be found at and

no eXcuses

no eXcuses

Change, whether it is associated with your virtues, your accomplishments, or your abilities, does not magically appear.

Change occurs as a result of action.

Photo Credit: Flickr by Live Life Happy

Photo Credit: Flickr by Live Life Happy

 It’s Monday. Make no excuses.

Carpe Diem.

Quotes about eXcuses

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anyone else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. ~Henry Ward Beecher

There is no such thing as a list of reasons. There is either one sufficient reason or a list of excuses. ~Robert Brault

We have more ability than will power, and it is often an excuse to ourselves that we imagine that things are impossible. ~François de la Rochefoucauld

Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts. ~Edward R. Murrow