Is life this simple?
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. by Robert Fulghum
an excerpt from the book, All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten
I have The Ten Commandments of Creativity by Bobbie Christmas taped to my bathroom door. Don’t judge.
I. Take notes.
II. Take Naps.
III. Remember your ABCs (Always Be Curious).
IV. Follow your instincts.
V. Color outside the lines, at times.
VI. Make recess a part of each day.
VII. Play with your work.
VIII. Mine your memories.
XI. Chase your bliss.
X. Stay open to possibilities.
What mantras keep you sane in this media-laden world?