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All I Ever Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten wedding reading

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This entry is part 36 of 52 in the series Awesome Wedding Readings

Here’s the next in my series of awesome wedding readings you might like to include in your wedding ceremony!

Readings are absolutely not a compulsory part of a marriage ceremony. They’re a way of expressing something in a way that’s different from anything you or I can come up with, and they’re also a way of including additional people in the ceremony if you want to.

We’re not necessarily talking about Bible readings here, although you can include Bible passages if you want. You might like to consider poems, passages from films or books (especially those written for children), or song lyrics. To give an even more personal touch, some couples ask their loved ones to write something specifically for their ceremony. There are plenty of options!

Adapted excerpt from All I Ever Really Wanted to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, by Robert Fulghum

Fulghum is one of my favourite writers and I have various sentences and paragraphs of his peppered all through my ceremony scripts. This advice rings true to me and can be a lovely inclusion in your ceremony.

All of what I really need to know about how to live, and what to do, and how to be, I learned at kindergarten. Wisdom was not learnt at university. It was learnt in the sandpit.

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 sorry when you hurt somebody.

Wash your hands before you eat.

Live a balanced life.

Learn some and think some and draw some and paint some and sing and dance and play and work every day.

Take a nap every afternoon.

Be aware of wonder.

And it is still true, no matter how old you are, that when you go out into the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together. You can do so much more in this world when you have a friend.

 

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