Sometimes, your kids can inspire you in the most unforeseen ways. This weekend, Jeremiah, our eight-year-old, shared with me the list of precepts he had made for class.
I was honestly blown away by the wisdom he captured in many of these sayings, several of which were original to him. I asked if I could share them because they would be great precepts for adults, not just kids in elementary school.
Here is the list he wrote. Below the photos, I typed out all of the precepts.
Precepts help in life
- Always think through things, most of all when things are random.
- Some things are beautiful, some are not, but all people are.
- “Don’t try too hard to be cool. It always shows and that’s uncool” – Amos Conti (from Wonder by R.J. Palacio).
- Lots of things come into sight. All of them have emotions with them.
- Matureness can make the biggest difference.
- There are objects that seem very weird, but they are truly ordinary.
- “Don’t be friends with jerks” – Henry Joplin (from Wonder by R.J. Palacio).
- Focus on what’s alike, not different.
- Enter life happy and exit life happy.
- “Life is a road. Choose the right path” – Wesley Earls / brother.
- “Dig deep if you want the gold.” – ? (He knew it was a quote, but wasn’t sure from whom it originated.)
- “Treat others as you want to be treated” – The Golden Rule.
- “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge and fools despise wisdom and discipline” – Proverbs 1:7.
Which of these precepts do wish more people would live by? What precepts would you add?