Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Day 3 - Favorite Book

I was given this book as a present from my 6th grade teacher when all 12 of us "graduated" from elementary school and went on to our respective middle schools. While most all of my classmates went on to the local Catholic middle/high school, I was the only one who went to a different private Christian school in the area.

I love this book because I feel that whether you're graduating from elementary school, middle school, high school, or even college, the message is still the same and you can take something different away from it each time. One of my favorite quotes from the book is:

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

This may not be the most uplifted quote from the book, but with the way my life is kind of hanging in the balance school wise, its comforting *to me* that other people are and will go through "bang ups" in their life.

For those of yall who haven't read the book, here's a video from when Mariska Hargitay read it at this years White House Easter Egg Roll:







5 comments:

  1. I love this book so much. There's just something about Dr Seuss books!

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  2. Love this book too! The colors in this book make it even better!!

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  3. I love this book! One of my teachers read it when I was graduating high school, and it made me tear up! It has such a wonderful message!

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  4. My high school just painted that book cover on this big black top to commemorate our Class!

    I5'S a great book too!

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