A Cool Cat’s Diet For A Better Future
I don’t like cats. They make me sneeze. But this cat took me by the hand and led me to optimism and hope. No kidding. Here’s what happened.
Well, it was not The Cat In The Hat himself. But his author, Dr Seuss. I was feeling very flat. A series of setbacks. Nothing major. Just turbulence eroding confidence and hope. I took time out. Went into a bookshop. There I picked up a Dr Seuss book of quotes to help young adults handle the speed bumps of life. Two very simple quotes got me (a somewhat older adult) back on track. Here they are:
Embrace Your Strengths
Shout loud, “I am lucky to be what I am!
Thank goodness I’m not just a clam or a ham
Or a dusty old jar of sour gooseberry jam!
I am what I am! That’s a great thing to be!”
Happy Birthday To You!
Oh, and then this one.
Be Proud of Who You Are
we MIGHT have been…
I say, “HOORAY
for the shapes we’re in!”
The Shape of Me and Other Stuff.
I tell you about these quotes for two reasons.
First, because they lifted my spirits and reminded me that I am a good person with many strengths. Not perfect. Lots of rough edges, weaknesses, many things to improve on. But at my core- I’m okay. Sometimes we need to remind ourselves of this. We have to be our own best coaches, right!
Secondly, because I wanted to relevantly segue to this story- about another children’s book that deserves our full support.
One of the speed bumps that has pulled my spirits down is my regression once again with my efforts to eat better, and to tackle my obesity. I was doing so well- then fell off the wagon as and am almost back to square one, again. Bloody hell. This is hard.
That’s why this book is so important. Read on. And please- support!
What’s the story about?
Sydney family creative trio, Alex, Laura and three year old daughter Olivia Weetch have written a children’s book called Eggbert Egg Fulfils his Destiny. It’s an exciting tale of one special egg’s pursuit of happiness. We follow Eggbert, from farm to plate, on a journey filled with fun and adventure, learning about where food comes from and why healthy eating is so important.
Why support it?
It aims to help change children’s relationship with healthy food from an earlier age.
Alex and Laura are donating books to children in need all over the world through their partnership with the World Literacy Foundation who help lift children out of poverty through literacy.
They’ve spent 3 years writing, illustrating and perfecting it using Olivia’s growing imagination as their guide. It’s like the film Boyhood but an Egg instead of an Ethan.
Here’s the link to the Kickstarter Launch Film.
Please support a local family working 24/7 to make this dream a reality.