On this week of Mother’s Day, we would be remiss if we didn’t devote this post to mom. After all, she gave us life and dealt with all the guff we dished out until we flew the nest. So, here’s to you, mom. Thanks for all the life lessons you rooted in us that we still use every day - at work, at home and all the stops in between.
Borrowed from All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, most of this list still rings oddly true during the workday. Okay, maybe not number 12, but you get the picture… Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there.
1. Share everything.
2. Play fair.
3. Don't hit people.
4. Put things back where you found them.
5. Clean up your own mess.
6. Don't take things that aren't yours.
7. Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.
8. Wash your hands before you eat.
10. Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
11. Live a balanced life - learn some and drink some and draw some and paint some and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
12. Take a nap every afternoon.
13. When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands and stick together.
14. 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.
15. Goldfish and hamster and white mice and even the little seed in the Styrofoam cup - they all die. So do we.
16. And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books and the first word you learned - the biggest word of all - LOOK.”
― Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten