Monday, March 3, 2014

A Seussical Kind of Day

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

 "Today was good. Today was FUN. TOMORROW is ANOTHER ONE."
"UNLESS someone like YOU cares a whole awful lot, NOTHING is going to get better. It's NOT."
 "Today you are YOU! That is truer than TRUE! There is no one alive that is you-er than YOU!"
 "From there to here, from here to there, FUNNY things are EVERYWHERE."
 "A mean one??" nah.... "the real meaning of Christmas came through, and the Grinch found the strength of ten grinches plus two."
 "...a person's a PERSON. no matter how small."
 "Look at me! Look at me!  Look at me NOW!  It is fun to have fun But you have to know how."
 "I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny. But we can have Lots of good FUN that is FUNNY!"
 "You have brains in your head.  You have feet in your shoes.  You can steer yourself any direction you choose."
 my favorite- "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
 "You do not like them. So you say. Try them! Try them! And YOU MAY!"

 "The more that you READ, the more things you will KNOW.  The more that you LEARN, the more places you'll GO."
"The sun did not shine, it was too wet to play, so we sat in the house all that cold, cold wet day"...actually it was raining. Then it snowed. Then the sun came out after all. Then it snowed really was a Seussical kind of day!

Interesting fact:  Dr. Seuss was turned down by multiple publishers after writing his first children's book, "To Think That I Saw it On Mulberry Street" only to later become one of the most beloved children's authors of all time.

Happy Birthday Ted. Theo LeSieg. Theodore Seuss Geisel. The world became a little more imaginative and interesting because of you.