Everything I need to know, I learned from Noah's Ark..

ONE: Don't miss the boat.

TWO: Remember that we are all in the same boat.

THREE: Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark.

FOUR: Stay fit. When you're 60 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big.

FIVE: Don't listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.

SIX: Build your future on high ground.

SEVEN: For safety's sake, travel in pairs.

EIGHT: Speed isn't always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs.

NINE: When you're stressed, float awhile.

TEN: Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals.

ELEVEN: No matter the storm, when you are with God, there's always a rainbow waiting.

Most people walk in and out of your life......but FRIENDS leave footprints in your heart

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 sandbox at nursery 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 into 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 are all like that.
Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the
little seed in the plastic cup -- they all die. So do we.

And then remember the book about Dick and Jane
and the first word you learned, the biggest word of all: look.

Everything you need to know is in there somewhere.
The Golden Rule and love and basic sanitation.
Ecology and politics and sane living.

Think what a better world it would be if we all
-- the whole world --
had cookies and milk about 3 o'clock every afternoon
and then lay down with our blankets for a nap.
Or if we had a basic policy in our nation and
other nations to always put things back where
we found them and cleaned up our own messes.
And it is still true, no matter how old you are,
when you go out into the world,
it is best to hold hands and stick together.

~ Robert Fulghum ~

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