#Readacrossamerica day! Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
Not a favorite pastime of mine, at least not until I was an adult. As a kid reading caused a lot of stress, embarrassment and frustration. To be honest, I hated it but I was lucky my Mom an amazing teacher knew early on I was dyslexic. She did just about everything short of moving mountains to get me the interventions I needed. There was only one author I adored, Dr. Seuss. His silly words, the imaginative characters, creative illustrations; I loved anything by the good doctor. He was an artist and his books made the once painful act of reading infinitely more enjoyable.
In eighth grade English class we had to write a letter to someone famous that we admired. Most wrote Nicole and Tom or the Fresh Prince but I wrote to Dr. Seuss. To my surprise there gesture was reciprocated and it was thrilling to receive a real letter autographed by Dr. Seuss. To this day it’s one of most special possessions. Dr. Seuss inspires me to continue to be me, raise creative kids, educate others and read.
Thank You, Dr. Seuss for your truly profound impact on my life.
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” Oh The Places You’ll Go, Dr. Seuss