14 Jan 2013

Motivational Monday

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My unanticipated 16 hour long day which included stops in four cities has delayed my plans to write a post on my favorite children’s books. So that will have to wait until tomorrow.

Instead I thought I would share a quote with you from one of my favourite books, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” by Dr Seuss. Although many might consider this a “children’s book”, I think it’s a book for everyone, as the many adults that I have purchased this for or read this to, can attest. I have strong emotional ties to this book, as it connects to one of my favorite memories, of a much beloved teacher reading this to us on our last day after four years of being in her program. It was also her last day, as the program she’d run for so long was being cut, and so she had decided to retire. Mrs A. changed my life and I think of her often, especially when I read this book.

There are many quotes in this book, as it speaks to success, but also to the reality of things not working out, of having to wait, of feeling low. However, here’s just one of my favorites.

“So be sure when you step,

Step with care and great tact.

And remember that life’s A Great Balancing Act.

And will you succeed?

Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed)”

-Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

written by
A registered Early Childhood Educator and former President of the Halton Branch of the Association for Early Childhood Educators of Ontario.
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