Back To The Basics

Sometimes – when the answer isn’t there.

Or we make the world too complicated-

We need to just go back to the basics we learned as children.

And these basics, tried and true,

Are amazingly appropriate to lead us through life,

As adults.

Courtesy.

Respect.

Truthfulness.

Do your work as best you can.

Don’t be a bully.

Be kind.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

So basic-

Even a child can learn them

And live them.

A Child Shall Lead Us

When you think you don’t know the answers

Or the directions to go,

Go back to the basics.

44 thoughts on “Back To The Basics

    • Thank you Paulette. I’ve started taking that attitude at work too. When I start to question what I should do, or need to do, I go back to the very basics that our mission stands on. And go from there. Sometimes trying to fancy up the world just makes it worse.

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  1. Life doesn’t have to be complicated, but don’t so many levels of society want it to be, Colleen? I love your lesson here. I wish your principle would spread grassroots style, become a movement, a foundation, our better way. πŸ™‚

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  2. There are some adults who still don’t have the basic idea of courtesy down. Let alone know how to use them. Like when you hold a door for someone and they do not say “Excuse me!”, or when you say “Excuse me.” or “Pardon me.” when walking in front of someone and they do not bother to acknowledge.

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  3. Nice, and true. The basics are always a good way to go whenever things are not going as you thought initially. I love the picture/scale that goes with this post. Just saying, it is apropos and sweet image πŸ™‚

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    • So true! I have been coming to the realization that I am not accomplishing much by running. And I’m not giving attention to what I should be by trying to do more. The basics of how we act, the basics of what truly matters, these things should never be over looked.

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