All I ever needed to know , I learned in Kindergarten, from my mum….and from Dr. Seuss. If leaders of countries and the heads of corporations practiced what they learned as small children, the world would be happier, healthier and more peaceful. Perhaps people in power should listen as Dr. Seuss and I talk to my children.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
Share and others will share with you.
More toys won’t make you happier.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
Always say please and thank-you.
When you are grateful and thankful for even the smallest things, you will be happy.
.Don’t take offense quickly or every insult and slight personally; sometimes other people simply are having a bad day and take it out on you.
Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
You can.create something beautiful today out of nothing when you are creative.
Pick up after yourself., don’t leave a mess.
Always do your best.
Don’t give up but finish what you started.
Think left and think right and think low and think high.Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!
Always take the smaller portion when you are offered a treat.
Admit when you are wrong.
You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
Ask questions if you don’t understand.
Don’t take yourself too seriously.
Today you are you!That is truer than true!
There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.
Say your prayers every night to reconnect to life, light and joy.
Remember that friends might come and go but family will always be there for each other.
Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened
.Try something new a few times before you decide you don’t like it.
Don’t pick fights or act like a bully just because you are bigger.
Maybe Christmas … doesn’t come from a store.
Learn something new today.
Be true to yourself. Don’t try to be someone you are not.
A person’s a person, no matter how small
.Always give others the benefit of the doubt.
Wash your hands before you eat and brush your teeth afterwards.
Being crazy isn’t enough.
Mean what you say and say what you mean
You catch more flies with honey than vinegar.
So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s A Great Balancing Act.
Forgive other people because you make mistakes too.
From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.
‘When we try to control people we steal their identity so quit being so bossy.
Cover your mouth when you cough and don’t spread germs.
Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.
Tell the truth.
One lie will lead to another
Put yourself in the other person.s shoes
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
Have a bath every night
“I’m afraid that sometimes you’ll play lonely games too. Games you can’t win ’cause you’ll play against you.”
Get enough rest so you won’t be cranky.
Don’t be afraid to try something new.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
Live in the present moment
The more that you read,the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
Take off your dung-coloured glasses and look at the world clearly.
Look for people’s good qualities rather than pointing out their faults.
Don’t over use credit cards.
14 thoughts on “All I Ever Needed to Know …”
I love the photo of the little girl. Is that you? She looks brilliant – confident – like she can be the sweetest thing in the world. Right up to the point that you cross her. Then she won’t retaliate right away, she’ll patiently wait for the perfect moment to remind you that you wronged her.
hey,,,look at the shoes.. they are VICTORIAN! Actually it could be me; according to my mother, I was born an old soul and was a book addict from the time I could hold a book upside down. My mother used to say,”At least read OUTSIDE!”
Sorry. Sorry. Sorry. I was not looking at the clothes. More the mouth of the little girl. My bad. Besides, how am I suppose to know what little kids in Canada wear? Forgive me? Please?
Love the fact that your mother encouraged you to read. Especially OUTSIDE.
oh relax.. I was teasing you.. I have lived with 9 teens and now I am still teased by twenty and thirty year olds..I NEVER take offense
Reblogged this on my chronic life journey and commented:
Some amazing Dr Seuss quote. I love these!
To have a child’s heart when you grow up. An invaluable gift and Dr. Seuss had it.
Man I love Dr. Seuss! Forwarded this to my friend, who is planning her child’s first birthday party… Which is going to be Dr. Seuss themed. It really made me think that perhaps besides the pictures and cut -outs and cake and balloons, we need to put some of these slogans on the wall, to remind all the parents that perhaps it would do us all a little good to remember and live by some of the invaluable lessons we learned, and pass down to our children, through these deliciously clever and yet terribly wise children’s books.
what a brilliant idea- love it
I love these quotes and not only did I grow up with Dr. Seuss, I read the stories to my children. Remember Green Eggs and Ham??
groan..almost word for word
These are so awesome and inspirational! These are pretty much reminders for me now, too! I’ve had times in my childhood when I read Dr. Seuss’s books for kids, and when I look at this post, he really seems more awesome than I thought!
And that last one was freaking nuts! Don’t overuse credit cards! It seems out of place, but it definitely has a point! Having a credit card debt, from what I’ve learned from others, is like having a resilient butt-biter that gets more and more resilient as it gets bigger and bigger, which is why credit cards should be used sparingly and credit card debts should be paid quickly! 🙂