So many thoughts, ideas, fears and woes are crashing around in my
head.  I worry about this, did I do that, did I say the wrong thing, did
I imagine my success…. always worrying, always, doubting.

So
tonight after a little tossing and a little turning.  I decided to find
the cure for my worries as a child.  I always escaped in a book.  A few
specials ones were frequently visited.  So tonight, to help me rest, to
clear my head and maybe find a little peace.  I would like to read you
two special poems to me.  They both come from one of my very favorites
"A Light in the Attic" by Shel Silverstein.  I could quote most of his
poems to you as a little girl and as I juggle my 30s now – I find his
wisdom still holds true.

INVITATION by Shel
Silverstein

If you are a dreamer, come in,

If
you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,

A hope-er, a pray-er, a
magic bean buyer…

If you're a pretender, come sit by my fire

For
we have some flax-golden tales to spin.

Come in!

Come in!

God's Wheel by Shel Silverstein

GOD says to me with a kind

of smile, "Hey how would you like

to be God awhile And steer the world?"

"Okay," says I, "I'll give it a try.

Where do I set?

How
much do I get?

What time is
lunch?

When can I quit?"

"Gimme back that wheel," says GOD.

"I don't think you're quite ready YET."