Wednesday, June 6, 2012

What I needed to learn, and other life lessons

All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten

by Robert Fulghum

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 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.

But there are a few more rules I learned as well- and somedays, I wonder what happened to those rules.

Rules like Honor thy mother and father, don't steal, don't lie, don't covet, don't commit adultery,don't murder anyone, keep Sunday Holy, don't worship any other gods, don't have false idols and don't use the Lord's name in vain. What happened to THOSE rules?

I know I am not perfect- but I try to live by the rules- I don't make it to church every Sunday- but I do get to check it out via the web- better than nothing- I do honor my parents, even tho they are gone, I don't cheat on my partner, I don't covet another and I know who the My kid's father is. We need to get back to the rules- or pay the consequences.