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Joy Today: Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss

Happy birthday to fellow Pisces, Dr. Seuss! Whenever I make a big life change, his book Oh, the Places You’ll Go! gives me courage. Not ashamed to say I get choked up every time I read it. It’s the Hero’s Journey in rhyme. You soar. You fall. You fail. You dust yourself off. You try again. The important thing is that you keep going – through the Lurch, the Waiting Place, the lake full of Hakken-Kraks, and all the games, some good, some bad, some lonely, some scary. Go in search of the Boom Bands and you’ll find them. You’ll face up to all your problems. You’ll figure out Life’s Great Balancing Act. And you’ll succeed. You’ll move mountains. Just don’t give up.
“It’s opener there
in the wide open air.
So…
Be your name Baubaum 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.”

About Christa Avampato

I make a living in business and I make a life as a writer, artist, and yogi. I use my business and storytelling skills to build a better world. My first novel, Emerson Page and Where the Light Enters, will be published in the Fall of 2017 by Thumbkin Prints, a children's and YA imprint of Possibilities Publishing Co. My creative career has stretched across Capitol Hill, Broadway theatre, education, nonprofit fundraising, health and wellness, and Fortune 500 companies in retail, media, and financial services. In every experience, I have used my sense of and respect for elegant design to develop meaningful products, services, program, and events to help people live happier, healthier lives. A recovering multi-tasker, I am a proud alum of UPenn (BA) and the Darden School at UVA (MBA). When not in front of my Mac, I’m on my yoga mat, walking my rescue dog, Phineas, traveling with a purpose, or practicing the high-art of people watching. I am proud to New York City my home, and I've been called the happiest New Yorker by friends and strangers alike. They're right. Follow my adventures on Twitter at https://twitter.com/christanyc and Instagram at https://instagram.com/christarosenyc.

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