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Oh The Places You’ll Go

31 Jan

So it is my destiny to read loads of children’s books when living with a 3-year old. Most children’s books though are uncreative, and the plots tend to be ridiculously simple. So I love it when I can read a story that has a purpose, moral or just says something more then, “look at the ball spot”.
That being said a good friend gave my daughter, my new favorite book, “Oh The Places You’ll Go” by Dr Seuss (I heart Dr Seuss). And I have to say I find it really inspiring! It talks about a boy who’s off to great places, and how it’s all up to him where he decides to go, “You’ll be on your way up! You’ll be seeing great sights! You’ll join the high fliers who soar to high heights.” and then the reality, “i’m sorry to say so but, sadly, it’s true that Bang-ups and Hang-ups can happen to you. You can get all hung up in a prickley-ly perch. And your gang will fly on. You’ll be left in a Lurch”. “And I know you’ll hike far and face up to your problems whatever they are.” And then the positive reinforcement, “And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.) Kid, You’ll move MOUNTAINS!…Your off to great places! Today is your day! your mountain is waiting. So…get on your way!”

So what does this have to do with echo, school and the like??? Everything! I love that the idea that it’s all up to you where your life goes! Yeah there will be “hang-ups and bang-ups” but you can succeed and move mountains! Ok so i’m looking for encouragement anywhere I can get it! But it’s helping me conquer my mountains. Thank you Y and thank you Dr. Seuss!