WHAT DOES DR. SEUSS TEACH US ABOUT COMMITMENT?

Dr. Seuss’s story, Horton Hatches the Egg,
is a powerful story of
commitment and faithfulness.
It’s the story of a kindhearted elephant who
agrees to warm the nest for the lazy bird, Mayzie.
Listen to part of the story:
”And then came the winter....the snow and the sleet!
And icicles hung from his trunk and his feet.
But Horton kept sitting, and said with a sneeze,
‘I’ll stay on the egg and I won’t let it freeze.
I meant what I said, and I said what I meant...
An elephant faithful one hundred per cent!’”
I’m going to sound a bit negative but
in today’s world it seems we have
too many people like lazy-bird Mayzie.
They want someone to do their work for them.
But the good news is we still have
people like Horton....
the ones who make a commitment and
can be counted on to stick wit it,
the ones who say,
”I meant what I said and I said what I meant.”
They are faithful one hundred per cent.
Commitment means staying loyal
to what you said you were going to do
long after the mood you said it in
has left you.
Like Horton, you stay on the egg to the end.
Remember, there are only two options
regarding commitment:
You are either “in” or you are”out.”
There’s no in between.
You’re either on the egg or you’re off the egg.
You’re either a Horton or a Mayzie.
Which ever you decide
will tell you a lot about your character.

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