Thank you Dr. Seuss for saying the most important words. I thought I knew you well, and today you inspired me yet again with your wisdom.
And now I find that the tables are turned. I must write words of wisdom, Dr. Seuss words, to children. It has become a popular custom for parents to have their child’s teachers – all teachers from preschool through high school – write a message in the book, Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss. The book is then given to the child as a high school graduation gift.
I have the privilege of being the first teacher to open that new book and pen words to a child. Those words won’t be read for fourteen years. I always think I need to carefully plan what I say, but… I just say it. I write from the heart. I told Vivian she would do great things, because she is already doing that now. I told Jackson to follow his heart, because when he does the world opens up.
Writing those words is a tremendous thing. I hope reading them in fourteen years will be a tremendous thing for the child.
Thank you, Dr. Seuss.