Thursday, September 22, 2011

simple truths

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

"Most of what I really need
To know about how to live
And what to do and how to be
I learned in kindergarten.
Wisdom was not at the top
Of the graduate school mountain,
But there in the sandpile at school.
These are the things I learned:
Share everything.
Play fair.
Don't hit people.
Put things back where you found them.
Clean up your own mess.
Don't take things that aren't yours.
Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.
Wash your hands before you eat.
Flush.
Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
Live a balanced life -
Learn some and think some
And draw and paint and sing and dance
And play and work everyday some.
Take a nap every afternoon.
When you go out into the world,
Watch out for traffic,
Hold hands and stick together.
Be aware of wonder."

~by Robert Fulghum



Share an image that rings true in your heart with me over at Shutter Sisters today, and don't forget to hold hands. :)

3 comments:

nic hildebrandt said...

i really really LOVE this book!

akflabs said...

good info

kylie said...

what a wonderful poem ... copied down into my journal, thanks for sharing!
and that image is so precious and beautiful!