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Happy 113th birthday to you, Dr. Seuss! We’re celebrating the birth of this genius of writing illustration with his children’s book Happy birthday to you!

As Funicular Goats take the birthday child to the Birthday Flower Jungle and the Birthday Pal-alace with its fifty-three hamburger stands, Dr. Seuss reminds them, “Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!”

Seuss. (1959). Happy birthday to you! New York: Random House.

From the Children’s Literature Collection, University of South Florida Libraries

Something Every High School/College Senior Should Hear.

Congratulations!
Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.

You’ll look up and down streets. Look ‘em over with care.
About some you will say, “I don’t choose to go there.”
With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet,
you’re too smart to go down any not-so-good street.

And you may not find any
you’ll want to go down.
In that case, of course,
you’ll head straight out of town.

It’s opener there
in the wide open air.

Out there things can happen
and frequently do
to people as brainy
and footsy as you.

And then things start to happen,
don’t worry. Don’t stew.
Just go right along.
You’ll start happening too.

OH!
THE PLACES YOU’LL GO!

You’ll be on y our way up!
You’ll be seeing great sights!
You’ll join the high fliers
who soar to high heights.

You won’t lag behind, because you’ll have the speed.
You’ll pass the whole gang and you’ll soon take the lead.
Wherever you fly, you’ll be best of the best.
Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.

Except when you don’t.
Because, sometimes, you won’t.

I’m sorry to say so
but, sadly, it’s true
that Bang-ups
and Hang-ups
can happen to you.

You can get all hung up
in a prickle-ly perch.
And your gang will fly on.
You’ll be left in a Lurch.

You’ll come down from the Lurch
with an unpleasant bump.
And the chances are, then,
that you’ll be in a Slump.

And when you’re in a Slump,
you’re not in for much fun.
Un-slumping yourself
is not easily done.

You will come to a place where the streets are not marked.
Some windows are lighted. But mostly they’re darked.
A place you could sprain both your elbow and chin!
Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in?
How much can you lose? How much can you win?

And IF you go in, should you turn left or right…
or right-and-three-quarters? Or, maybe, not quite?
Or go around back and sneak in from behind?
Simple it’s not, I’m afraid you will find,
for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind.

You can get so confused
that you’ll start in to race
down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace
and grind on for miles cross weirdish wild space,
headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.
The Waiting Place…

…for people just waiting.
Waiting for a train to go
or a bus to come, or a plane to go
or the mail to come, or the rain to go
or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow
or the waiting around for a Yes or No
or waiting for their hair to grow.
Everyone is just waiting.

Waiting for the fish to bite
or waiting for the wind to fly a kite
or waiting around for Friday night
or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake
or a pot to boil, or a Better Break
or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants
or a wig with curls, or Another Chance.
Everyone is just waiting.

NO!
That’s not for you!

Somehow you’ll escape
all that waiting and staying
You’ll find the bright places
where Boom Bands are playing.

With banner flip-flapping,
once more you’ll ride high!
Ready for anything under the sky.
Ready because you’re that kind of a guy!

Oh, the places you’ll go! There is fun to be done!
There are points to be scored. There are games to be won.
And the magical things you can do with that ball
will make you the winning-est winner of all.
Fame! You’ll be as famous as famous can be,
with the whole wide world watching you win on TV.

Except when they don’t
Because, sometimes they won’t.

I’m afraid that some times
you’ll play lonely games too.
Games you can’t win
'cause you’ll play against you.

All Alone!
Whether you like it or not,
Alone will be something
you’ll be quite a lot.

And when you’re alone, there’s a very good chance
you’ll meet things that scare you right out of your pants.
There are some, down the road between hither and yon,
that can scare you so much you won’t want to go on.

But on you will go
though the weather be foul.
On you will go
though your enemies prowl.
On you will go
though the Hakken-Kraks howl.
Onward up many
a frightening creek,
though your arms may get sore
and your sneakers may leak.

On and on you will hike,
And I know you’ll hike far
and face up to your problems
whatever they are.

You’ll get mixed up, of course,
as you already know.
You’ll get mixed up
with many strange birds as you go.
So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great tact
and remember that Life’s
a Great Balancing Act.
Just never foget to be dexterous and deft.
And never mix up your right foot with your left.

And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.)

KID, YOU’LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!

So…
be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray
or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O'Shea,
You’re off the Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So…get on your way!

Status/legendas: Novos

Só ando vestida de amor 👗💖

Feito folha seca, bailava no tempo e se deixava levar 🍃☘🐚💨

A beleza está na simplicidade 💫

Deixa que a chuva molha as almas secas 🌼💧

Hoje acordei tão só… Só havia felicidade dentro de mim 🌻

Minha melhor companhia precisa ser eu mesma 💫💫

Do avesso é o meu lado certo 🔄

Não foi fácil, mas ela superou. Hoje ela passa bem 🕶🌂

Moça… Pega esse amor e te amas ❤️🍃

Só Deus acalma as minhas tempestades 💎🗝🙏🏻

Porque a tua graça é melhor que a vida; os meus lábios te louvam 💕

A cara amarrada é só pra compensar os sorrisos que ela soltou pra quem não merecia 😽🖖🏼

Eu quero saber de ser feliz, tô bem assim.

Ela é calmaria, mas se for preciso sabe ser furacão também 🌪⚡️

Jesus é o único que pode te fazer feliz de verdade. 🙌🏼

Às vezes sinto demais, outras vezes sou uma pedra de gelo.

Curtir mais. Sorrir mais. Se preocupar menos.

Moça do sorriso bobo e do coração igualzinho ao sorriso 🤓

Faça os teus medos terem medo de você ☪

Não surta, sorria. Faça da sua dor, uma poesia 💝🌱

Que a gente tenha tudo o que precisa pra ser feliz, mas que saiba ser feliz com bem pouco.

Ela tem mania de flor(ir) por quem faz ela bem 🌸🌜

É necessário saber florescer todos os dias 🌼

Quanto mais difícil for, mais vai valer a pena 😘

Prefiro contar com a sorte do que com você 🍀

Devagarzinho a gente consegue ser feliz.

Mas ela não era uma garota como as outras.

Até o que é frágil amadurece 🍒

Se você não conhece meu mar, não tente mergulhar 🏊🏻

O que não for pra ficar, que a vida dê um jeito de levar.

Grava na mente: Tu só vai ser linda para os outros, quando for linda para você. 🌼

que o peso da mente não impeça a leveza da alma.

Uma porção de amor próprio 🍸

Que haja reciprocidade ❤️

Quando todas as outras coisas chegaram ao fim aprendi a amar cada parte de mim 🔮✨

Passou. Porque tudo passa. Porque tudo se pacifica.

Ela tinha a cabeça na lua para enfrentar o peso dos dias 🌜🗯

Primeiro a dificuldade, depois a felicidade 🔐🌠🌇

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