I love reading Dr. Seuss. His imagination is endless and his rhymes are so fun to read. Not only that, but I think the man gets it. I learn so many lessons from all of his funny tales. One of his books helped me keep things in perspective recently and helped me realize that it's ok, and part of who we are, that we feel all different emotions. So, for your reading enjoyment. I've included the text. You can decide what color you are today.
Some days are yellow.
Some are blue.
On different days I'm different too.
You'd be surprised how many ways
I change on Different Colored Days.
On Bright Red Days how good it feels
to be a horse and kick my heels!
On other days I'm other things.
On Bright Blue Days I flap my wings.
Some days, of course, feel sort of Brown.
Then I feel slow and low, low down.
Then comes a Yellow Day and Wheeee
I am a busy, buzzy bee.
Gray Day....Everything is gray. I watch. But nothing moves today.
Then all of a sudden I'm a circus seal! On my Orange Days that's how I feel.
Green Days. Deep deep in the sea. Cool and quite fish. That's me.
On Purple Days I'm sad. I groan. I drag my tail. I walk alone.
But when my days are Happy Pink it's great to jump and just not think.
Then come my Black Days. MAD. And loud. I howl. I growl at every cloud.
Then comes a Mixed-Up Day. And WHAM! I don't know who or what I am!
But it all turns out all right, you see. And I go back to being...me.
Love it! As I was dragging my tail and walking alone on a recent purple day, I tried what I could to talk myself into being happy. I reminded myself of all the many people who love me, I remembered the people who have so much less then me, I counted my many blessings, but try as I may, I was having a purple day. And then I remembered this book and I was comforted in knowing that a different colored day was just around the corner. And that when we are having brown, black or purple days, we need to remember that it's part of who we are to have every kind of day and that it all turns out all right. I survived my purple day and have survived many other black and brown days. And I've enjoyed every other kind of day as well along with many mixed-up days too. Thanks, Dr. Seuss, for another valuable lesson!
As for today, I'd say it's a Bright Blue Day. What about you?