Friday, April 10, 2015

2015 March/April Past President's Message

I Learned It All In Kindergarten

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 right there in the sandbox at nursery 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. Flush. Don’t take things that aren’t yours. Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody… Learn some and think some, and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some…

When you go out into the world, watch for traffic, hold hands and stick together…

Think of what a better world it would be if we all – the whole world – had cookies and milk about 3 o’clock every afternoon and then lay down with our blankets for a nap. Or if we had a basic policy in our nation and other nations to always put things back where we found them, and cleaned up our own messes. And it is still true, no matter how old you are, when you go out into the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together.”

                                              -Robert Fulghum

Many of you may have read this before but it is worth reading again, I’m sure you agree. We as NAIFA members and advocates for our clients and their families must stick together in what we believe and practice every day. We must work together to promote the highest of ideals in our wonderful industry. Take time to thank a NAIFA volunteer – they are working for you and your clients. Keep paying your dues – consider them profession insurance. Offer to participate in your local association by attending meetings, providing input, and or hold an office on your board. And most of all hold hands and have fun helping people.

May God bless your work!

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