Day 6 ~ All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten


“You may never have proof of your importance but you are more important than you think. There are always those who couldn’t do without you. The rub is that you don’t always know who.”

I recently became a Kindergarten teacher, so this book spoke to me on a whole new level!

While there were a ton of quotes I liked from this book, this one especially spoke to me.

I think it is powerful enough to not need an explanation, and I felt any words I tried didn’t capture it the way I wanted to.

You may never know how important you were to someone. There have been many people over the years that have shaped much of who I have become, but I can guarantee they have no idea. I do think it is important to be aware of the possible impact you may have on those around you. And since you never know who you may see you as being an important influence, try to be there for everyone around you 🙂


Day 108 ~ All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

“These are the things I learned (in Kindergarten):
1. Share everything.

2. Play fair.

3. Don’t hit people.

4. Put thngs back where you found them.


6. Don’t take things that aren’t yours.

7. Say you’re SORRY when you HURT somebody.

8. Wash your hands before you eat.

9. Flush.

10. Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.

11. Live a balanced life – learn some and drink some and draw some and paint some and sing and dance and play and work everyday some.

12.  Take a nap every afternoon.

13. When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands, and stick together.

14.  Be aware of wonder. Remember the little seed in the Stryrofoam cup: The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that.

15. Goldfish and hamster and white mice and even the little seed in the Styrofoam cup – they all die.  So do we.

16. And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books and the first workd you learned – the biggest word of all – LOOK.”