Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So… get on your way!”
In our deepest memories of childhood, there is a moment when we meet someone, other than beloved parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc., who will influence the trajectory of our life. For me, that was Dr. Seuss. I fell in love with books, the first time I read the line, “I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like then Sam-I Am.”
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”
I met up with Dr. Seuss on a visit to Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver. I took a moment to whisper a thank you as I climbed the steps that reminded me to steer in any direction I chose. I was not the only one to stop and read the wisdom beautifully positioned on the stairs.
There have been many mountains and journeys since I first entered my “Dr. Seuss” library many years ago. Over the years, I have enjoyed many portions of green eggs and ham. Delicious!
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!”
during enthusiasm high school
You’ll get mixed up, of course,
as you already know.
You’ll get mixed up
with many strange birds as you go.
So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great tact
and remember that Life’s
a Great Balancing Act.
Just never foget to be dexterous and deft.
And never mix up your right foot with your left.
And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)
KID, YOU’LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!