Popular for high school and college graduations, there are a couple of children’s books or poems that offer advice on how to live life as a successful human being. Oh, The Places You Go (Dr. Seuss) and Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten (Robert Fulghum), continue to make the rounds every May and June. The first time I’d heard of the “Kindergarten” poem was my college graduation.
Even before I graduated from college there were a few life rules I lived by, regardless of the situation, and continue to. They might seem simple and obvious to some; and to others, it will be as if a light bulb just went off over their head. My “life rules” may not be for everyone, but I think everyone can stand to revisit them and perhaps try making them stick. Let me know what you think!
Be nice or go home. (Thank you, Childhood Friends)
He who makes more money buys the beer. (Thank you, College Friends)
She who is late to the staff meeting buys the coffee and donuts. (Thank you, Work Friends)
Always, say please and say thank you. (Thank you, Mom)