February 20, 2023 5:48 am Published by

Wisdom can be found in places you wouldn’t expect, like Dr. Suess books and nursery rhymes. 

As I sat to write this blog, I stumbled upon a picture of the words to a nursery rhyme most of us have heard over and over.  

When I read it today, the sing-song lyrics played between my ears differently than I remembered as a kid. 

It went from a simple childhood memory to a meaningful message in an instant. 

Row, row, row your boat 

Gently down the stream 

Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily 

Life is but a dream 

Rowing the boat represents the repetition of life and all we do; I’m reminding myself to do so gently and happily because life is fleeting. 

I’m grateful I’ll never hear that one the same again.