There she is-my baby girl.
Today is her day. She is on her way.
She’s leaving for a flight that will take her far away.
Her destination you ask?
What will her future bring?
What will she bring to her future?
To paraphrase from Dr. Seuss’s, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
Will she succeed?
Yes! She will, indeed!
(98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)
KID, YOU’LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!
Thank you for putting up with my beginning rhymes. The following will explain why I couldn’t help myself. As you read, my baby girl is heading off into the world and it just so happens that her departure coincides with the Children’s Readathon hosted by This Is My Truth Now blog. Check it out at https://thisismytruthnow.com/2018/08/02/childrens-readathon-picture-books-week-1/
During this first week of the Readathon participating bloggers were asked to review one of three classic picture books. And I chose for the reasons mentioned above, Oh, The Places You’ll Go! And I have to say, there’s just something about Seuss that once you read it you can’t help but rhyme and rhyme and rhyme, or at least that’s what happens to me.
That being said I had never read this classic Dr. Seuss book until last May when my daughter received it as a graduation gift. Upon reading it I found it to be a thoughtful, poignant guide for those stepping out to begin life’s journey. It includes all the hang-ups and bang-ups, the lurches and slumps that happen to all of us. But its message is consistently positive, affirming to the reader that they’ll get through it all and better than that, that if they keep at it they’ll be a hugiferous splendiferous success! (it happened again)
Anyway, if you’re making that first big step on life’s journey, or if you’re redefining your journey and are ready to once again step out into the foray, I recommend you read Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
And after that- go to it. There’s mountains to move! Hooray! Hooray! (and again)