S: Oh Jasmin, The Places You'll Go!
BC: Dare to be yourself. Emerge, Unfold, Unveil your possibilities, but be natural. Have no pretenses and show your softer side. Be content, but don't forget to dream. and when you do, SOAR!! Anonymous Author
FC: Oh Jasmin, The Place's You'll Go! Author: Dr. Seuss !
1: About This Book | These words are taken from the infamous Dr. Seuss story Oh, The Places You'll Go however I've made it a photo album as well. I did this so the story feels more familiar to Jasmin. I wanted to give her something special for her first graduation ever. This is something I thought was appropriate as well as beautiful. The message it tells isn't so bad either. I hope it is something special to her, something she will want to look back on for the many graduations to come.
2: Oh Baby, the Places You'll Go!
3: Congratulations! | Today is your day. You're off to Great Places! You're off and away!
4: And you may not find any you'll want to go down. In this case, of course, you'll head straight out of town. It's opener there in the wide open air. Out there things can happen and frequently do to people as brainy and footsy as you. And when things start to happen, don't worry. Don't stew. Just go right along. You'll start happening too. | You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the girl who'll decide where to go. You'll look up and down streets. Look 'em over with care. About some you will say, "I don't choose to go there." With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you're too smart to go down any not-so-good street.
5: OH BABY! THE PLACES YOU'LL GO!
6: You'll be on your way up! You'll be seeing great sights! | You'll join the high fliers who soar the high heights.
8: You won't lag behind, because you'll have the speed. You'll pass the whole gang and you'll soon take the lead. Wherever you fly, you'll be best of the best. | Wherever you go, You will top all the rest.
10: 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. You can get all hung up in a prickle-ly perch. And your gang will fly on. You'll be left in a Lurch.
11: You'll come down from the Lurch with an unpleasant bump. And the chances are, then. that you'll be in a Slump. And when you're in a Slump, you're not in for much fun. Un-slumping yourself is not easily done. You will come to a place where the streets are not marked. Some windows are lighted. But mostly they're darked. A place you could sprain both your elbow and chin! Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in? How much can you lose? How much can you win? And IF you go in, should you turn left or right.... or right-and-three-quarters? Or, maybe, not quite? Simple it's not, I'm afraid you will find, for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind. You can get so confused that you'll start in to race down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space, headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.
13: .... For people just waiting.
14: Waiting for a train to go or a bus to come, or a plane to go, or the mail to come, or the rain to go, or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow or waiting around for a Yes or No or waiting for their hair to grow. Everyone is just waiting. Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for wind to fly a kite or waiting around for Friday night or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake or a pot to boil, or a Better Break or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants or a wig with curls, or Another Chance. Everyone is just waiting.
15: Cute as a.. | Button
17: NO! That's not for you!
18: Somehow you'll escape all that waiting and staying. You'll find the bright places where Boom Bands are playing. With banner flip-flapping, once more you'll ride high. Ready for anything under the sky. Ready because you're that kind of girl!
19: Oh Baby, the places you'll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won. And the magical things you can do with that ball will make you the winning-est winner of all. Fame! You'll be famous as famous can be, with the whole wide world watching you win on TV.
20: Except when you don't. Because, sometimes, you won't. I'm afraid that some times you'll play lonely games too. Games you can't win 'cause you'll play against you. All Alone Whether you like it or not, Alone will be something you'll be quite a lot. | And when you're alone, there's a very good chance you'll meet things that scare you right out of your pants. There are some, down the road between hither and yon, that can scare you so much you wont want to go on.
21: Baby we believe in you!
22: If you help everyone you see in need, when you are in trouble, an abundance of help will come your way. Most importantly, use your dreams as a way of knowing yourself better, and as an inspiration to reach for your star. - Author Unknown
23: On you will go though your enemies prowl. On you will go though Hakken-Kraks howl. Onward up many a frightening creek, though your arms may get sore and your sneakers may leak. On and on you will hike. And I know you'll hike far and face up to your problems whatever they are. You'll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. You'll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left.
24: And will you succeed? Yes! You will indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed) | So... Be your name Jasmin or Ariana or Carina or Yolanda or Claudia or Nerisa, You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So...get on your way! | BABY, YOU'LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!
25: Congratulate Jasmin... | On Her Kindergarten Graduation!!!
27: "Life is worth living, it's worth taking your time, Worth the love and caring that it sends out, Life means love and happiness, life long happiness, If you need an uplift on life talk to me, Because your life troubles are worth my time." I Love you. Cassie Fisher I hope that every time you read this book you get as happy as I am right now. It is a wonderful story that teaches the strength in being patient with life. So today, the day you Graduate kindergarten, I give you the biggest lesson you will ever learn. Although you may not understand this story to its fullest potential right now, one day you will. When ever you hit a bump in the road of your life I hope you think of me, I will always be just a phone call away. Congratulations, I will be there for all the rest. :) Baby I Love You and always will. Enjoy.