Mission Statement - Fairfield Strength:

To cultivate growth opportunities for children of all ages and abilities, bringing together the learned and the learning, in a spirit of helpfulness and respect, to improve our health and wellness, using fitness and sport as a medium to teach life lessons.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

View From the Creek - 3D Man

Ash Creek was once described as kindergarten by one who left, and as kindergarten gone bad by those who stayed.  My weekend in Burlington CA helped me understand a little more about our journey here.  Our goal should be to train for life - to provide our central nervous system with as much information as possible to allow accurate predictions for any and all challenges that should occur.  All movement is good movement as long as we do not move into pain.  Learning is good - the more we learn the better.  About life, about ourselves and about others.  The challenge is to take the time we need to learn well, after all - we have the rest of our lives to do it.

The words below are not mine but the sentiment is.  Simple is good, less is more.  Take the time to remember well those things that should be remembered.  Our door is always open - as is our hearts and hopefully our minds.  Our goal is to keep it that way until our work here is done  - so until then....  


All 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 there in the sand pile at 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.
  • Don't take things that aren't yours.
  • Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.
  • Wash your hands before you eat.
  • Flush.
  • Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
  • Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
  • Take a nap every afternoon.
  • When you go out in the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands and stick together.
  • Be aware of wonder. Remember the little seed in the Styrofoam cup: the roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that.
  • Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the Styrofoam cup - they all die. So do we.
  • And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books and the first word you learned - the biggest word of all - LOOK

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