Friday, March 2, 2012

Happy Birthday Dr. Suess

There are few authors whose work equally appeals to and impacts both children and adults. Dr. Suess was a rare human being. His magical writing and illustrations are as relevant and exciting now as they were in 1937 when he was first published. Dr. Suess first book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, was rejected over 25 times before Vanguard Press decided to publish it. We should all have the courage to keep on going after all that rejection.  Today marks Dr. Suess 108 birthday.

Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known to the world as Dr. Suess is the first person to coin the word "nerd" and this self-proclaimed nerd could not be any more pleased that it came from such an amazing writer.  People of all ages can relate to the writings of Dr. Suess, whether it is learning colors and numbers from One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, or pondering their future when reading Oh, The Places You Will Go! Dr. Suess' books still inspire me with their fantastical rhymes and wonderful outlook on life.  Thank you Dr. Suess for the phrase which I choose to use as the motto for my life; "Why fit in when you were born to stand out?"

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