Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Theodor Seuss Geisel left a huge mark on this world of ours and I could easily write here about the 46 children's books he penned as Dr Seuss, but today's post actually only references one of his books, which was given to a very loved daughter.  I just heard the story of a girl who was given a priceless gift at her high school graduation.
Imagine being a teenager and having your father give you a copy of the Seuss book Oh, the Places You'll Go!  That is exactly what happened to this lucky young lady who smiled open receiving it, but soon had tears in her eyes.  When she opened the book she found something unique.  There was a note from her kindergarten teacher.  That's not all though.  The book was filled with notes!
It seems this father had planned this for a long time and every year he got the teachers and coaches and principals to write a little something in the book he would be giving to his daughter.  A thirteen year labor of love that really made an impact!  It's like reading an old yearbook, but better.  Thoughts from all of your past teachers - imagine that. 
When I heard about this I had tears in my eyes.  What a lucky girl to have such a loving father.  What a wonderful way to make a difference in someone's life too!

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