Growing wiser on the wisdom (or stupidity) of others
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Tuesday, September 17, 2002

Happy Birthday to You!

"If you'd never been born, well what would you be?
You might be a fish! Or a toad in a tree!
You might be a door knob! Or three baked potatoes!
You might be a bag full of hard green tomatoes!
Or worse than all that... why, you might be a
WASN'T!
A Wasn't has no fun at all. No, he doesn't.
A Wasn't just isn't. He just isn't present.
But you... you ARE YOU! And now, isn't that pleasant!"

-- Dr. Seuss, from Happy Birthday To You!

30 comments:

Karen said...

Awwww, thank you Dan!! Dr. Seuss ROCKS!! *hugs*

Shad said...

Hey, it makes me to appreciate the person i am today. thanks for posting this.

Trula said...

Awww, this is so great! I love Dr. Seuss and I love this poem. Thanks for posting it and showing it to me today, on my birthday!

Mike said...

Thanks! I appreciate the kind thoughts.

neo said...

nice post .. and nice thoughts :)

Average Joe said...

Awesome birthday thoughts from the greatest doctor of them all. Thanks, Dan!

Suki said...

Thank you very much Dan. I was smiling before now I am positively grinning like a mad Cheshire cat.

Bob Irvin said...

Karen is right - Dr. Seuss DOES rock!
And if I'd never been born, I'd never have known Dan Johnson Jr., and my never-life would have been even less than it wasn't!
It just wouldn't have been as good as life with knowing Dan.
---
ps - Dan: I think you shall star in the sequel: Dan in Real Life 2 / who needs Steve Carrell?!

Jessie said...

Thanks Dan :) LOVE Dr. Seuss :)

Steve Webb said...

Thank you for
Your friendship true.
For being there,
For being you.
For your heart
So good and kind
A truer friend
I could ever find.

Dan, you're the best! Thanks!

Kim C said...

Thanks... gotta love Dr Seuss!

Much To Do About Nothing, the Blog said...

Thank you Dan!
Thats a great birthday gift!
I blame Dr Seuss for getting me to love reading! So that a great quote for me!
Be Cool!
D

Brian said...

Thank you Dan. That brought a smile.

chel.pixie said...

What a sweet birthday quote, thank you so much :D

jason.bayer said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes Dan! I love Dr. Suess & love this poem... thanks for sharing it with me on my birthday! It's been a pleasure getting to know you via social networking! ;-)

Anonymous said...

I love Dr. Seuss! Green Eggs and Ham is the best book ever about sales (someone once told me...). Thanks for thinking of me

Kathy Jacobs (CallKathy) said...

That is one of the best birthday quotes out there! Thanks Dan!

D.G. Hollums said...

thank you Dan! I'm honored to be among all the others that you have shared this gift to in the past! I am now a member of Dan's gifted quote birthday!

Permanent4 said...

Thanks, Dan!

Greg Schwartz said...

Cheers, Dan. Like D.G., I'm glad to be amongst such select company.

Jan Kern said...

Nothin' like kind thoughts to start a birthday morning. And through a Dr. Seuss quote--even better! Thanks, Dan!

Liz said...

Thank you so much Dan! Really appreciate the birthday greetings. Have a great holiday.

Liz

Walt Ribeiro said...

Thanks Daniel! Very cool :) here's to a year of us not be a 'wasn't' - hope to see you soon!

Anonymous said...

I love it! My little brother's birthday is on Dr. Seuss day and I'm going to send him this.

Glen Montgomery said...

Thank you so much Dan. You are the Man!

Liz said...

Dan, thank you so much for posting this poem for me. I appreciate the kind thoughts and wishes

Anne said...

Dan, I adore Dr.Seuss. Thanks for sending his profound Birthday Message my way. Hats-Off and Smiles to You !~

johnfonner said...

thanks Dan! Who would want to be a Wasn't Today is a greater day with your wishes.

Bob Pautke said...

Man you're the best. Remembering my b'day, shouting out a # way less than the real #, and Dr Seuss to boot...on a box, with a fox, wearing sox (with apologies to the good Dr.).

Thanks Danie;

RoxanneW said...

Thanks so much Daniel!