Saturday, January 8, 2011

Bad Day? You're in Good Company!

"If at first you don't succeed, you're running about average."
                                                                     -- M. H. Anderson

Even the greatest geniuses fail...many, many times!  Dr. Suess, America's beloved children's author, was rejected twenty-eight times before he found a publisher for The Cat in the Hat. Barbra Streisand's off-Broadway debut opened and closed the same night. Walt Disney was once fired because he "lacked imagination" and "had no original ideas."

Luckily, parenthood is chock-full of second chances. So if you're having a tough day, don't get stuck obsessing over it. To paraphrase Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind, tomorrow really is another day.

This is an excerpt from The Happiest Toddler on the Block by Harvey Karp, M. D.  This tidbit really encouraged me and I hope it will be an encouragement for you as well. I had no idea all those awesome people had those first "failures" before becoming so successful. :)


  1. Praise God for second chances!

  2. I am going to link this on my FB fan page. We could all use the encouragement, I think.

  3. Thank you so much for sharing! And mom, yes, praise God, indeed!


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