Dr. Seuss's actual birthday is March 2nd. Being the parent of a 1st grader, we are privy to read a Dr. Seuss book as least 2-3 times a week.
One of my favorite stories from Dr. Seuss is the Lorax. I have yet to see the newest re-model of the film, but we currently own the original book and movie. There's something about that story that mirrors the world. Growth of industry and technology spreading like a virus bull-dozing all the truffala trees causing all the wild life to move on to better places. Although the ending is quite sad, that sheer glimmer of hope when the last truffala seed drops to the little child always makes me heart swell. If only this story could be a model for life, then wouldn't the world grow into a better place. Maybe!
Another Seuss favorite during the holiday season is How the Grinch Stole Christmas. I truly enjoy the animated and live-action film adaptation of the his story. The Grinch character outcast from Whoville is a similar that most could relate to. But in the end, no matter what you've done or who you become . . . Seuss story offers a happy ending showing that mean people can change, and all are welcome home.
How will you be celebrating on Dr. Seuss's birthday tomorrow? Which of his books are your favorite passed down to your children, or maybe you still read on occasion?
“You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
― Dr. Seuss