All I Really Need to Know….

All I Really Need to Know….

Several years ago Robert Fulghum wrote a book entitled “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.”   It lists basic axioms such as “Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you,”  “Play fair,” and “Flush,” all metaphorically applying to life.

It’s one of my favorite books, and I referenced it often in my high school classroom.  However, after 4 years of volunteering at ScentsAbility, I could easily write a companion book to Fulghum’s, and I would call it “Everything I Really Need to Know I Learned at ScentsAbility.”

And the lessons I see in action there daily would include the following:

  • Work is easier when chatting with friends.
  • Take breaks whenever you feel like it.  Why not?
  • Run errands in pairs.  It’s not only safer, but more fun.
  • “How you doin’” – in your best NY accent – is the preferred greeting at Pizza Time.
  • Hugs are precious.  Give them freely.
  • Share — almost everything.
  • Plan at least 11 months ahead for your next birthday celebration.
  • If you can’t find something, Sandy probably can find it for you.
  • All jobs are easier with music or a video in the background.
  • If you can turn a task into a game, go for it.
  • It’s OK to cry – or laugh really loud – or just be quiet sometimes.
  • Be sure to get rid of all ‘garbage.’

I could go on, but you get the idea….oh, wait… just one more.

  • Knowing an individual with special needs can be quite special.

    Kortni and Shaun know that working as a team makes everything easier.

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