I’m a huge fan of Dr Seuss. The lessons I learned as a kid, and still do learn from his great poems and stories that guide us in life.
I loved One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish’ the most until my hubby introduced me to `Oh the places we shall go’ at a time when I needed it most. We often look for someone to make the decision for us. For a yes or no to make we rely on someone sometimes. We leave life up to the hands of fate – or other people!
Well I realized, life doesn’t work like that. We need to decide where we want to go. And if we have a clear roadmap of exactly what we want, life is pretty good.
Dr. Seuss gives an advice – says…
Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go.
You’ll look up and down streets. Look’em over with care. About some you will say, “I don’t choose to go there.” With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you’re too smart to go down a not-so-good street.
And you may not find any you’ll want to go down. In that case, of course, you’ll head straight out of town. It’s opener there in the wide open air.
Out there things can happen and frequently do to people as brainy and footsy as you.
And when things start to happen, don’t worry. Don’t stew. Just go right along. You’ll start happening too.
Oh! The Places You’ll 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.
First Lady Michelle Obama had celebrated Dr. Seuss Birthday by reading ‘The Cat in the Hat’ to over 200 local elementary school students at Library of Congress. After she finished, the students all took a pledge to read more: “I promise to read, each day and each night. I know it’s the key to growing up right. I’ll read to myself, I’ll read to a crowd. It makes no difference if it’s silent or loud,” they recited in unison.
Watch the video here and I am sure, all Teachers or Parents can encourage children for reading. As a Seuss Quote says, ““The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
You can also visit Dr. Seuss Profile Page in our Kidsfreesouls Literature Section: