Sunday, July 1, 2012

Happy Hour

I ran across Robert Fulghum's wonderful poem about what we need to know in life and decided it needed repeating:

Everything I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

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. 


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.
Remember the little seed in the styrofoam cup: 
The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody 
really knows how or why, but we are all like that. 

Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even 
the little seed in the Styrofoam cup - they all die. 
So do we. 

And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books 
and the first word you learned - the biggest
word of all - LOOK.

Still good ideas even after all these years, and even though Mac and I both got in trouble in Kindergarten (he because he didn't want to lay down and me because I told the teacher it was too cold to go outside), we live a life that's still based on these , particularly taking a nap every day, we call it Happy Hour.

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