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Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?

By Dr. Seuss


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!

It’s a troublesome world.  All the people who’re in it

are troubled with troubles almost every minute.

You ought to be thankful, a whole heaping lot,

for the places and people you’re lucky you’re not!

Thank goodness for all of the things you are not!

Thank goodness you’re not something someone forgot,

and left all alone in some punkerish place

like a rusty tin coat hanger hanging in space.


That’s why I say, “Duckie!

Don’t grumble!  Don’t Stew!

Some critters are much-much,

oh, ever so much-much,

so muchly much-much more unlucky than you!”



Adam wanted to read this book the other night, and as I read through Dr. Seuss’s silly examples of how life could be so much tougher, I thought it was a very timely book.  Happy Thanksgiving!

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  1. i have actually never ready that one and i thought i had read them all! going to have to add that to the kids' christmas gifts... it's perfect. i was just talking this morning with someone about how no matter how unlucky you feel, it could always be worse and we should count our blessings and rejoice in those.

  2. I'm with Cassie! I think I have missed this one too! Thanks so much for sharing it. Isn't it amazing that the good Dr. always knew what we needed to hear???

  3. This is one of my favorite books - I read it or make the kids read it when they complain too much!

  4. Katie.. I was in an absolute blue mood today.. and I so needed to hear this.. to bring the cheer back on.. I feel so so much better.. Thanks love!

  5. I LOVE Dr. Seuss! Thanks for the hardware advice. I bought my knobs at my old house from Ebay also but can't seem to find a good deal this time. Do you have a picture of yours?

  6. Hi Katie!

    I hadn't seen this Dr. Suess book before...how did I miss it? This is such a cute book! And this is why I love Thanksgiving so much~ it means the chance to be still and remember to be thankful and realize how blessed I am! :)

    I wanted to let you know I am linking a post to your post on your Christmas decorating ideas. You showed a picture from Country Living of a tree decorated with tags. It gave me an great idea, and I ran with it! :)

    I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family! :)

    {Beautiful Nest}

    P.S. Have you entered our giveaway? It doesn't end until Monday night, if you'd like to check it out!

  7. Reading this just brought a tear to my eye because it just made me realize how often we forget how "lucky we are"....

    Thanks for stopping by my blog....

    Take care,

  8. Dr. Seuss gets you every time! Love his books.