Oh, the Places You'll Go!

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With the new season just around the corner, I can't help but to think change is in the air again. The school year has begun. Summer has surely ended. It feels as though time is speeding up, racing towards the end of the year. There is nothing I can do about this never fleeting feeling except to sit back and enjoy the ride.
 
As I think about all the different stages of life, I realize that with without change, we can never experience anything new. And though some changes can hit you like a tidal wave, there is always something to be gained.
 
No matter if this is your first year of school, or your last year,
If this is your first year running your own business or your fith year,
It doesn't matter if you are a newly wedded couple or if you've been married for sixty years,
If your a first time parent or if your welcoming your tenth grandchild into the world,
Life is full of these ever changing, beautiful events.
As you read through this poem, remember to take life slow, enjoy the little things and always find a reason to smile.

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

written by Dr. Seuss


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 when 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 your 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 the best of the best.
Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.
Except when you don' t
Because, sometimes, you won't.
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 forget 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 3/4 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 to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So...get on your way!
Whatever comes your way, handle it with grace!
Have a perfectly topped off weekend,
Amanda Malabad 


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