We’ve had some big events in our family in the past month or so. My gorgeous new niece was born abroad, with plenty of dark hair and sparkling dark round eyes. From photos and webcam she already appears to be developing quite a sprightly personality!
Here in the States, my oldest nephew (and godson) graduated from college and I created this graduation cake to celebrate the event (because every significant moment in life should be accompanied by a simply amazing cake!). He too, has an easy smile, a great sense of humor and an engaging way, which he will now apply to the business world.
For my littlest niece and my oldest nephew – each setting out on a new journey – some words of wisdom, from Oh, the Places You’ll Go! (1990), and the legendary Dr. Seuss. The advice is something that newborns, graduates and even experienced uncles and adults of all ages should never forget!
“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.
And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!”
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