“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 one who’ll decide where to go…”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
A fellow blogger reminded me of the sheer genius of Dr. Seuss and his books — joyfully rhythmic and seemingly silly, yet all the while spinning wonderful life lessons about the challenges of life and what we can achieve if we set our minds to it.
My boys’ favorite Seuss book was “If I ran the circus” which was originally my husband’s book when he was a child. I so vividly remember reading it to them and how we would all recite certain parts in unison upon each reading. Those days went by so very quickly and I had no idea just how quickly the months and years would pass.
Lucky for me, they have turned out to be quite wonderful young men. And I must give Dr. Seuss partial credit. 🙂
About Dr. Seuss
Yet, even Dr. Seuss was rejected.
His first book, “And To Think I Saw It On Mulberry Street” was rejected 27 times before he finally got a yes.
One of his most famous rejection letter excerpts read, “This is too different from other juveniles on the market to warrant its selling.” Wikipedia
Good for Seuss for not giving up. And good for us, indeed.
Related p0st: http://samanthamcgarry.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/a-letter-to-dr-seuss/