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 mountain, but there in the sandbox at nursery school.
These are the things I learned:
Don't hit people.
Put things back where you found them.
Clean up your own mess.
Don't take things that don't belong to you.
Say your sorry when you hurt someone.
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 work every day some.
Take a nap every afternoon.
When you go out in the world, watch for traffic, hold hands and stick together.
Be aware of wonder.
Remember the little seed in the plastic cup. The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we all like that.
Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the seed in the plastic cup- they all die.
So do we.
This is a tribute to my Dad and my Mom , and to my Uncle Don who died today, the youngest of my Father's family .