I think I can….

a Little Golden Book--THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD - vintage childrens book:

Good Morning friends! Yes, it is time for another post with a children’s book in it. Can you tell that I love books of all kinds? 🙂 I  love finding hopeful messages in books and I think more adults need to read children’s books. There are important messages in them! So let me help you out with this Vintage story.

I was in a bookstore recently just browsing, really not planning on buying anything. I enjoy being in bookstores, and sadly they are becoming more of a thing of the past. I like the smell of new books that fill the store. Now don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my Kindle to! It enables me to read a lot more books then I would be able to without it. For I can hop on the computer and get all the free and cheap books Amazon and other sites offer.  But I do still enjoy opening a new book and paging through it as a I read.  Ok, my Train of thought is getting off the track, so onto this story.

As I was browsing I saw the book,  “The Little Engine that Could”. I picked it up to page through again as memories came back of reading this book as a child and hearing it in my teens. Yes, my teens. I went to a Private High school and every year on the first day of school the Principal would read this story to the entire HS first thing in the morning. As a Freshman I remember their were eye rolls and laughter over the Principal reading this story. But by the time we got to be Seniors we understood the message more, we were embarking on new territory, we had a mountain to get over so that we could graduate. A mountain we never had climbed before.There were times throughout our school years that we thought we wouldn’t make it, but we persevered.

Now there are times as adults that we are facing challenging mountains and uncharted territory. We say OH that mountain looks too huge! But like The Little Engine, we don’t turn away from the challenge.  We tell ourselves ,”I think I can, I think I can..” as we travel up the mountain and when we make it, we smile and say, “I knew I could!”

Keep chugging on my friends, you really can make it!

7 thoughts on “I think I can….

  1. Hi Carolyn I want to follow your blog but I can’t find the place where I can sign up. Can please text me the instructions or email me is fine too. I guess I can go in thru comments .
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    • HI Melanie! I signed you up 🙂 You should be getting a link to your email to confirm that you want to sign up. Just click on it and you should be set! Let me know if you don’t get that email. Thanks for following and more important for being my friend 🙂


  2. You are so young at heart JR. I remember that book well. And I agree it has important lessons for everyone from ages whenever you start reading to children to however old you are. ” I think I can” is a positive affirmation and it is awesome when you can later say, “I knew I could.” Thanks for sharing.

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