My Kindergartner is home sick from school today, and for some reason "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten" popped into my head. Maybe I've watched too much PBS today, or maybe I had a moment of clarity amidst the chaos of sickness. Either way, as I re-read Robert Fulghum's essay today, several of his points of wisdom jumped out at me.
"Most of what I really need to know about how to live, and what to do, and how to be, I learned in Kindergarten...
And it is still true, no matter how old you are, when you go out in the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together."
- Share everything.
- Play fair.
- Put things back where you found them.
- Clean up your own mess.
- 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 some every day...
These words couldn't ring more true for me right now as I am about to embark on my next journey to South Africa.
I want to play fair
everything with my friends in South Africa. I plan to sing and dance
to the best of my ability (trust me, it won't be pretty). But most of all I want to hold hands and stick together
with my friends.
So, it is with the wonder and wisdom of a Kindergartner that I head to South Africa.
Beaded Hope founder
p.s. Want to read Robert Fulghum's entire essay? Just click here