Its a tough and scary world at times. Especially if your a teenager now a days. Especially if you a parent. Each day when she gets out of the car I say I Love you and be kind.. she rolls her eyes. She is a kind, actually one of the kindest people I know. But I will always remind her. You never know what someone is going through. You are no better off than then next person, and circumstances beyond our control very often shape who we are and the choices we make. So be kind, to everyone, always. You never know how you will impact their day, or change their future.
One of my favorite poems is All I Really need to know I learned in Kindergarten
All 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 sand pile at 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.
- 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 in 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.
- And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books and the first word you learned – the biggest word of all – LOOK.
Hold hands and stick together!! Watch out for each other. Keep your head up and aware….be kind!