Thursday, June 12, 2008

Wisdom from the Reader

  • No do-overs. In four-square, there are no "do overs." The same is true of life. If you screw up, you rarely get a second chance. Accept this and move on. Instead of arguing or pleading for a second try, figure out what went wrong and try to fix it. No one respects the kid who constantly requests a do-over, so accept your mistakes and focus on improvement.

  • When it's time to go home, find a partner to cross the street with. There's safety in numbers and two heads are better than one. When it's time to head in a new direction, find someone to help you. Whether that person is a family member, a spouse, a partner, a friend, or a dog, they can be your support system to get you through life's hazards. Can you do things on your own? Absolutely. Should you lean on this person? Not necessarily. But whether you need them or not, having a friend to hold your hand as you cross the street can make the trip a pleasure.

This was part of this article in my Google feed reader today. (I'm a little addicted to my reader) I just thought these were interesting thoughts for life and wanted to remember them. I started writing this at work, but just got distracted, so sorry for the lack of commentary. But I'm sure you can appreciate the thoughts without my incessant rambling about them ;)


Anonymous said...

I love words of wisdom that go back to our childhood days. They were good rules then and still apply now. Reminds of "All I Ever Needed to Learn, I Learned in Kindergarten." So very true. Thanks for sharing and reminding us.

Jaina said...

It's true. Sometimes the world masquerades as complicated when we grow up, and sometimes it is. But more often than not it's truly simplistic, just like in kindergarten. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a lovely night and a beautiful Friday. :)