March 2015 – What Our World Would Look Like Without Dr. Seuss
and speak your mind.
Leave all of the doubts behind.
can do anything, whatever you choose
If you try, you cannot lose.
Things get hard, yes, that
But keep on going, you’ll get through.
Your mountain is waiting, just start to
Step with care and take your time.
Look at you, you’re at the top.
you’ve started, you will not stop.
From the summit, what do you see?
A world of possibility!
A world where you matter, a world you can change.
Everyone’s different, but no one is strange.
Everyone matters, big, little, small, tall.
But guess what matters most of all?
our water, our trees, our air.
We need more people like you to care.
It would make a difference,
it would mean a lot.
Together we can, alone we cannot.
But if just one person could raise their
It’s up to you; the future’s your choice.
This is what I learned from Theodor Seuss Geisel’s books.
His words inspired me to be myself, to dream
my wildest dreams, to fight for what I believe in. Dr. Seuss did so much more than teach generations to read, he inspired
creativity and made us believe in possibility. From And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street to
Green Eggs and Ham, every story was an adventure.
Oh, The Places You’ll Go is to this very day
all I need to read when I’m feeling doubt. Not just a children’s tale, it tells a lesson everyone should learn.
There are ups and downs in life, things can get tough, but if you work hard and believe in yourself, you can move mountains.
It might not always feel that way, but with a little knowledge and a lot of perseverance, amazing things can happen.
We choose our destinies, we have power—we
have brains in our head and feet in our shoes and can steer ourselves in any direction we choose! Believing this, believing
I matter, believing that I could do anything was an invaluable lesson. I just needed to decide what I was going to do, what
direction I would choose; then I read The Lorax.
The Lorax changed my life and shaped the activist
I am today. I only wanted to save the Truffula trees; then, I realized there was a much deeper message. Truffula trees aren’t
real, but our planet is, and we only have one. We need this earth much more than it needs us. We must appreciate it. Greed
and mass consumerism are destroying our planet, just as they destroyed the Lorax’s world. We need to save it while we
still can. We need to speak for the oceans, the forests, the air and the animals who don’t have a voice.
Lorax is a cautionary tale disguised as a children’s story, but
it is also a message of hope. It ends with a seed, the chance to start something new.
I’m willing to change;
will you be the change, too?