Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sunday Citar


Fresh Mommy has a great tradition to post every Sunday one favorite quote. Mine is a bit longer, but I try to live by it every single day:

"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, American writer.

11 comments:

Emma said...

I like this quote. It's strange how something so basic can be so true. Thank you for sharing, and thanks for stopping by my blog!

Life with Kaishon said...

Amen! I love this very much. It is a wonderful reminder that the world does not always have to be so complicated! : ) Nice to meet you today Anicka!

Meg said...

I'm with the others. I love this. So basic but something everyone needs to live by. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope to hear from you again!

also, I love your post about 'hugs for customers'. So very true.

rozzissweetpeas said...

I haven't heard this for a while...and it is still as true as it was back then..a long time ago. Thanks for stoppin by...have a great day.

Mighty M said...

This is always such a good read!

Muthering Heights said...

I've always loved that...so simple and true!

The Nomadic Gourmet said...

Simple, but yet effective and necessary quotes. Love that :)

Tonya said...

Great!
Have a wonderful day.

Queenie Jeannie said...

AMEN!!! Beautiful post - thanks for sharing!

Get Real Girl said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love the quote. It is so true! thank you so much for sharing.

~Amy
http://unforgettablechildhood.com

Chef Eureka said...

Hi :) Saw you on SITS and thought I'd visit. Happy Monday to you.