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“The advice in Raili’s blog this morning is so charming and wholesome that I giggled when I read it. I can’t help but think were the same kind of poem written today how ponderous and politically correct it would have to be. Loved this, Raili!

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My sister, Ritva My sister, Ritva

All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten

by Robert Fulghum

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 sandpile at Sunday 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’re sorry when you hurt somebody.

The only colour photo of me as a toddler - handpaintedThe only colour photo of me as a toddler – handpainted

Wash your hands before you eat.
Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
Live a balanced life –
Learn some and think some
And draw and paint and sing and dance
And play and work everyday some.
Take a…

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