Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

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In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, we asked the Kiwi Crate team to share how they have been inspired by the great American author. Check out our favorite quotes below and visit our Facebook Page to share yours!

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.” 

Megan from Product Design loves this quote because it captures our product design philosophy at Kiwi Crate. We always create products with our smallest customers in mind!

“From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.”

Clara from Merchandising loves this quote because it reminds her that it’s important to take the time to find things to giggle about. Humor makes each day brighter! Kara in Customer Service treats the world as her stage. Whether she’s sending knock knock jokes to customers, asking her dog for a high five, or tap dancing on stage, she strives to find silly moments each day.

“I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells.”

Ryan from Product Design loves this quote because it speaks to creativity, in both children and in adults. It helps her remember that often the best way to solve a design problem is to step back and wake up your brain with some silliness. Fortunately, she has two little boys who help make sure that she’s never lacking for nonsense in her life.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

This quote has inspired both of our interns! Pedro from Marketing was inspired as a kid to fall in love with books, which allowed him to explore both real and fictional places he would have never imagined he could visit. In turn, reading sparked his curiosity to pursue higher education, which has offered him the opportunity to experience many different countries and cultures around the world. Sarah, who is also from Marketing, is reminded to be her best and to constantly strive to learn from every opportunity and obstacle. She loves learning and trying new things and thinks that it is important to have a positive approach to all opportunities to develop herself and her work.

“Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!”

Patty from Customer Care loves this quote because it reminds her to always be happy with herself and that there is no one else like her in the world who can be as awesome as she is at providing quick and delightful service to our customers or doing the latest Zumba dance moves.

“You do not like them. So you say. Try them! Try them! And YOU MAY!” 

Lara from Marketing loves this quote because it reminds her to embrace new challenges and experiences. Just because something is unknown, and may seem scary (or gross!), you never know – it may turn out to be a really wonderful experience. She also loves it (and Green Eggs and Ham in general) because it might actually get her kids to try a new vegetable (or a new sport!)

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.”

This quote really resonates with Lisa from Product Design because it reminds her that she just needs to pick the destination or the next step in life – and she has all the tools she needs to get there. Sometimes the destination is a needed vacation or the next step in her career, and other times it’s something new she wants to learn or help her kids achieve.

“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” 

Jyoti, a Software Engineer, loves this quote. She loves animated book readings with her child. This quote resonates with her story time experience. That sweet request of reading one more book at bedtimes makes her forget everything and she becomes a child again to explore the fascinating world of books together.

“You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So… get on your way!” 

Brenda from Marketing loves this quote because it reminds her to be excited and not delay on whatever mountain she is trying to conquer (her mountains range from planning the next Kiwi Crate email campaign to getting in shape to swim a relay across Lake Tahoe to getting her kids to school on time).

Do you have a favorite Dr. Seuss quote?  We would love to hear it!  Head over to our Facebook page to share with us.

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