“You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!” ~Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
That particular quote strikes a chord with me at this point in my life. I am currently working on some spectacular projects that will be launching soon. I am reaching goals and aspirations… fulfilling dreams by putting them into action. I am off to great places!
My favorite Dr. Seuss book is his best selling, Green Eggs and Ham. The cadence of that spectacular rolls-right-off-the-tongue rhyming is seriously fun to read out loud. Most of his books were written in anapestic tetrameter giving them that fun beat. He won a 50 dollar bet with his publisher by writing Green Eggs and Ham with only 50 words and all but one of those words has only one syllable.
The prolific Dr. Seuss helped make reading lovers out of countless children over the years, including me and my boys. Elementary schools everywhere are celebrating Dr. Seuss today, my son’s school is having ‘crazy hat day’ 😉
“I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny. But we can have lots of good fun that is funny” ~Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat
The extraordinarily talented Theodor Geisel (Seuss is his middle name) even won an Academy Award in 1947 for writing the documentary feature, Design For Death. He published 46 children’s books, the final one, “Oh The Places You’ll Go,” was published in 1990.
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” ~Dr. Seuss, The Lorax
Of the endless wonderful Dr. Seuss quotes, that one is perhaps the most meaningful to me. I am on a mission to help people live healthier lives and make the planet a cleaner place. Rest assure, if you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.
What is your favorite Dr. Seuss book?