I just saw this spot on the “Today Show” and was thrilled to see that once again books are making a positive impact on a teenager’s life – Parents tell how they kept grad gift a secret for 13 years
Brenna Martin, a recent high school graduate, received an amazing gift from her parents. A copy of the Dr. Seuss book, OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL GO. Yes, I know this is a common gift for many high school and college graduates, but what makes this special is that her parents had each of her teachers ( kindergarten – senior year) write something encouraging in the book.
This is yet another amazing instance of the impact the written word has on our youth. Not only is Dr. Seuss a timeless example of how books can add to our life, but in this case, his words help to make an amazing gift this young woman will cherish for the rest of her life.
I hope everyone will take this example and employ it with their own children. You don’t have to use a Dr. Seuss book. Find another inspiring novel and begin writing positive thoughts in it for your child. Then pass it on. I’m sure when they become of age, they will cherish your thoughtfulness as much as Brenna does with her parents.
Check out Brenna’s Blog for the whole story – http://imgur.com/a/HgZZF#Rtb8s
What about you? Do you have a book that has made a positive impact on your life? If so, please reply in the comments. I’d love to hear what author has helped to influence your life.