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Monday, November 29, 2010

thoughts by dr. seuss and myself

Have you ever really thought about what the Dr. was trying to tell us in his books? I guess lately, since I read a lot not only to my kids but the sippy cup gang as well, I have pondered over these little helpful hints.

I received an email this morning and this was her tag line,

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothings going to get better. It's not!

-The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

Now just sit here a minute and think about it. Doesn't it really hit home for you? I mean with the state of the economy and the world, I feel as if we don't all just stop for a minute nothing is going to change. We can all talk about how we feel regarding our state of affairs right now but what are you going to do to make a change. Big or small, just think about it.

Right now we are entering the Holiday Season. For my family that means Advent. Advent comes from the Latin word adventus which means "coming".

We took Gigi to mass on Saturday evening at St. Thomas More (Cameron's school parish), yes we are Episcopalian but Gigi is Roman Catholic and is coming on 90 years, it was a beautiful service and it too made me think about what I can do to help prepare for myself but for others. Kansas City has a Catholic Service Center known as Seton. They help those in need and a Sister from the Center spoke and shared stories with us about Seton and those in need. You never know who you come across that might need help.

One change my family is making this year is to up our donations to the local food pantry, could you imagine not knowing when your next meal is coming? We are going to daily put food in a bag to take to church on Sunday. As a family we are going to pray for those families that this food will nourish.

I feel this is one small change that we can make in our daily lives to help with the "coming" meals for others in our community.


  1. So often I think that we leave caring up to others. Thank you for the beautiful reminder that if we do not stand up and make change, life will simply stay static.

  2. I love that idea. My kids have been concerned lately about other children not having enough food and this would be a great way to put action to it. Thank you for this thought provoking post. Hope you day is going well.

  3. Hey neighbor,

    I love looking at your blog. You have such a beautiful family! Going to post pictures of your Christmas decorations? Tony is being lazy, don't think our lights will get up this year :)

  4. Nice blog Maeghan. I love your writing style. It's very cool to see where the people I grew up with ended up in the world. I am happy for you.

    David Rasch

  5. We love The Lorax too. It is fun to read these books again with my children and find the meanings.