Sunday Thoughts ~ “All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten”

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” ~ Dr. Seuss

Good Sunday morning, sweet friends.  It is true, isn’t it?  When you stop for a moment and think about it,  many of the important things, ~ “we did learn in kindergarten.”  Chances are, most or many of you have also read Robert Fulghum’s book, “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.”  He truly brings the hugely important things, we all have learned, directly to the front.  And, every now and again, I enjoy re-reading his words.  I hope you will too.

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“All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten”

“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 sand box 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 are sorry when you hurt somebody. Wash your hands before you eat. Flush. Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you. Live a balanced life.

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Learn some and think some and draw some and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day. 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. We are like that.

And then remember that book about Dick and Jane and the first word you learned, the biggest word of all: LOOK! Everything you need to know is there somewhere: The Golden Rule and love and basic sanitation, ecology, and politics and the sane living.

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Think of 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 we had a basic policy in our nation and other nations to always put things back where we found them and clean up our own messes.

And it is still true, no matter how old you are, when you go out in the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together.”

~ Robert Fulghum, “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten”

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Dear Friends, thanks for visiting and I hope you have enjoyed your time with me.  As always, I am sending wishes to you and yours for a beautiful and peaceful day.


As you go about your days,

May the Golden Rule be your guide.

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”



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14 thoughts on “Sunday Thoughts ~ “All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten”

  1. I love that book by Fulghum, and keep it where it’s easily accessible to re-read like you do, Sandra. It’s one of my all-time favorites, full of common sensical wisdom. Happy Sunday to you.

  2. I have always advocated for “snack and a nap” in the workplace. The snacks usually come; the nap frowned upon. Sigh. That’s a wonderful book; I think many of us have it and cherish it because it is so spot on, so true. Now if only we and the rest of the world could remember it all!

    1. You are so right, Jeanie. About everything. And, the many years I worked, there were often too many snacks. But never a nap. Have a happy day and week ahead.

  3. Beautiful post, sweet friend! May your week ahead be filled with peace, blessings, and joy!

  4. Sandra, I love that wonderful little book! You chose such amazing images, they all made me smile sweet friend. A great start for a rainy Monday morning as I try to catch up from being away. My girls will be here soon and I can’t wait to see them! Thank you for the beauty you share my friend! ♥️

    1. Thanks, Pam. I love that sweet book too. It is truly full of wisdom. We have rain on the way for this afternoon. Enjoy those sweet girls and have a wonderful week, dear friend.❤

  5. Hi,
    I would just like to ask if the first photo with to boys under the copyrights?
    Best regards from Norway!

    1. Certainly, not that I am aware of or I would not have it on my blog. I obtain most of my photos from tumblr and it is very difficult to trace them back to their owner. I will be happy to take it down if it would be under such.

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