A Letter To My Best Friend Who Quit Her Job To Follow Her Dreams

Thought Catalog

Dear Sarah,

There’s an old Dr. Seuss book called “Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?” Let me summarize it for you. The main character is being reminded on every page not to complain because things could be so much worse. Every page is riddled with some kind of terrible issue being endured by someone else. Here’s an excerpt:

“When you think things are bad,

when you feel sour and blue,

when you start to get mad,

you should do what I do!

Just tell yourself, Duckie,

you’re really quite lucky!

Some people are much more…

oh, ever so much more…

oh, muchly much-much more

unlucky than you.”

I know there’s some serious life lesson to impart to a generation of entitled children in there, but I’d like to think there’s more to it than that. That a book for children carries with it a helping…

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~ by Thought Catalog on June 2, 2013.

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