Robert Fulghum is quite an interesting character in his own right. He is/was a minister. Has a master's degree in theology, but he isn't remotely preachy. In fact, I was pleased and astonished as he was so totally cool with any possible belief. In one essay he explains how his mother was a born again Baptist Christian and his father could be very antagonistic toward her beliefs. An open minded person is always welcome in my world and Mr. Fulghum more than fits that bill.
There is something uplifting in taking a few moments out of your day and reclaiming a belief in the innate goodness of most people. We get force fed so much of the ugliness, why shouldn't we make a point of seeing the best in ourselves and each other?
I think this book will stay on my nightstand for a while. There are plenty of nights when a little dose of kindergarten is just what I need after a frustrating day out in the world.