February 6th

"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 Sunday 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 every day 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. Everything you need to know is in there somewhere. The Golden Rule and love and basic sanitation. Ecology and politics and equality and sane living. Take any one of those items and extrapolate it into sophisticated adult terms and apply it to your family life or your work or your government or your world and it holds true and clear and firm. Think what a better world it would be if we all - the whole world - had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down with our blankies for a nap. Or if all governments had as a basic policy to always put things back where they found them and to clean up their own mess. And it is true, no matter how old you are - when you go out into the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together." - Robert Fulghum

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5 Responses to “February 6th”

  1. Marie Says:

    did you put this in because these were probably two of the kids who stoned that poor little micro bat as it climbed out of the mani prayer stones , as it was probably sick to be out in the daylight, to find itself stoned by children doing a morning kora with their teacher around those mani stones?

    I wonder what those little kiddies were really saying , as they made their little way around those pile of stones that morning … scolded by a big foreigner who weighed in to protect the little micro bat

  2. jacqui Says:

    did you put this in because these were probably two of the kids who stoned that poor little micro bat as it climbed out of the mani prayer stones , as it was probably sick to be out in the daylight, to find itself stoned by children doing a morning kora with their teacher around those mani stones?

    I wonder what those little kiddies were really saying , as they made their little way around those pile of stones that morning … scolded by a big foreigner who weighed in to protect the little micro bat

  3. Tommy Knudsen Says:

    Dude, go easy on the “NOVEL” size quote of the day, that took me 20 minutes to read!!!!!!!!

  4. Caroline Says:

    But sometimes novel sized quotes are important! Maybe the long ones can be a weekend edition…

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