Dr. Seuss says:

    “Be who you are

and say what you feel

because those who mind don’t matter

and those who matter don’t mind”          Dr. Seuss

“Be who you are.”  Sometimes that is so difficult.  In a world that has rubrics for everything.  You must look, act, dress a certain way.  “Be who you are,” Jesus was.

“Say what you feel.”  I don’t think that Dr. Seuss is giving permission to be unkind, crude or rude, I think that he was saying that you are important and so are your feelings and sometimes you need to express yourself.  The truth, always the truth.  “Say what you feel,”  Jesus did.

“Those who mind don’t matter.”  People who don’t allow you to be who you are or to say what you feel can be oppressive.  We cannot let the bullies stop us from being the unique children of God that he created us to be.  “Those who mind don’t matter,”  Jesus did not allow those who disagreed with him stop him from following his Father’s will even if it meant his own death.

“Those who matter don’t mind.”  How blessed are we when we have people in our lives who love and accept us as we are.  Truly a gift from above.  How free it is to truly be yourself, to recognize the gift of being you.  “Those who matter don’t mind,”  we all matter to Jesus and slowly we come to know who he is and what he has done for us.

Thank you Dr. Seuss

19 thoughts on “Dr. Seuss says:

  1. I love Dr. Seuss and remember his first book being read to me in first grade! That definitely shows how old I am.

    Acceptance is a great gift to those we meet and know–and don’t know yet.

  2. Dr. Seuss had such a way with words, what a master at crafting them. Is there any better feeling than that of being truly at ease with being one’s self.

  3. This is a wonderful reflection.
    When my grandchild was young we would read Dr. Seuss books over and over.

    With gratitude

  4. Great reflection, and I love that you started with Dr Seuss’ beautiful quote.

    Andie, thanks for stopping by my blog, and for your sweet comment.


  5. Isn’t it amazing how much children’s books can teach us adults? I’ve been reading the Lorax (again and again) with my 5-year-old, and it’s been speaking volumes to me about stuff, and the nature of acquiring, and of course the whole green movement. Very cool.

    Wise words here, Andie..from you and the great Doctor!

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