A Lesson From My Teacher
Mrs. Sloan read IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE to our little cherubs the other day. I love that book. And obviously the publisher loved the popularity of the book as well, hence the additions of IF YOU GIVE A PIG A PANCAKE and IF YOU GIVE A MOOSE A MUFFIN. I think the sequels are rather redundant and not quite up to par with the original so, for this blog’s purposes, I’ll stick with the little mouse guy.
If you’re not familiar with this classic allow me to lay it out for you. The scene opens with a little girl giving a mouse a cookie which leads to him needing a glass of milk. That plot line alone should tell you you’re in for an action packed thriller. Anyway, one thing leads to another until finally, after an art project and a nap, the little guy is ready for another glass of milk. And chances are, if you give him a glass of milk, he’s going to want a cookie to go with it.
I’ve adopted this methodology in my own life. You see:
When I make my bed every day I notice the rest of my house (life) looks better too. When I come home from work and my bed is made I hang up my clothes instead of just plopping them on the chair. That makes my room all nice and tidy. So if my room is organized I wash the dishes after dinner instead of just leaving them in the sink. And if my kitchen is all sparkly fresh I want the bathroom to shine as well. It’s kind of like an IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE style of housecleaning.
So see, everything you need to know you DO learn in Kindergarten (or Pre-K).
The idea of making my bed every day came from Dr. June Breninger. Dr. June passed away this month. She was a great teacher and example of Godly living to me and all the thousands of people who crossed her path. She will be greatly missed.
Question: What are some simple life lessons you have learned along the way?