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Simon Says We Can Learn So Much from Our Fury Friends

We really can learn so much from our fury friends…


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-With the wind in your hair run until you are so tired

you stick your tongue out.

-Go out and have fun.

-Look around and take in all the different smells and sounds.

-Always be happy to see someone.

-Take naps -often.

-Before you fall fast asleep let all the air out of your lungs and exhale.

-When you wake up, stretch and say your prayers.

-If you get a chance to go in the water jump in. Jump right in. Don’t dip your toe in the water and say it’s too cold.

-Eat what’s on your plate and be happy you have food in your stomach.

-When you get a chance to pee then pee. Don’t put it off.

-If someone wants to hug you then be open to it.

-Enjoy the fresh air.

-Wipe your feet before you come inside.

-If something is bothering you then speak up. You have a voice so use it.

-Play well with others

-Things are not always handed to you. You have to be willing to explore and see what you find. Sometimes it’s not what you were looking for.

-Have fun. Good old fun.

-Doesn’t take much to be happy.

-Try not to jump on anyone and push your views on them.

-Sometimes you have to throw caution to the wind.

-Be the best person you can be.

-If you did something wrong, don’t hide. Admit it.

-Accidents happen. Deal with it.

-Don’t look at life through a window. If given the chance, go outside and explore.

-Greet people with a smile instead of a snarl.

-You have to follow orders-sometimes.😊

-You never know what’s gonna fall in your lap so be ready for it.

-Lick your wounds and move forward.

-Stick your head out the window and enjoy the ride.

-Keep your ID with you because you never know when you’ll need it.

-Sometimes you just have to scratch yourself at the most inappropriate time.

-Look at people straight in the eye.

-If you are happy, jump around, show it.

-Don’t start digging around looking for trouble.

-If you have to pass gas look around and make it look like it didn’t come from you.

-Be well groomed-look good!

-Get enough sleep.

-Drink plenty of water.

-Possession is 9/10th of the law. Grab your side of the bed and don’t move.

-Everyone loves a soft, cuddly stuffed animal.

-As you get older it gets harder to get in and out of a car or chair. If someone offers you a hand, accept it.

-Go to the doctor every year and get a physical. Make sure you are up to date with all your vaccines.


-If you see a skunk, slowly walk away.

-Keep your eye on the ball.

-Give unconditional love. It’s the best gift to get and to receive.

-It never is easy to say goodbye. Never.


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Simon Says Mean People and Bullies Not Welcome

This simple yet significant message was on the admission sign as I was paying to go into a auto museum.


Simon says mean people and bullies not welcome.


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As I walked around looking at all the beautiful classic cars, I kept thinking about the sign.

What if? What if every home, school, company, restaurant, airport, stadium, and park posted a sign saying the same thing? Mean people and bullies not welcome.

This simple yet significant message would be seen everywhere. If someone was bullying someone in a restaurant you could simply point to the sign and say please leave the premises because bullies are not welcome. How wonderful would that be! Please don’t come in if you are going to be mean and if you are going to bully someone. Out the door you go. Bye, bye.

It’s a global message. You could live in a northwest suburb of Chicago and see the signs everywhere or you could be in Florence, Italy and see the same message. It’s universal messaging.

No yard signs of politicians running for office. No signs of politicians at every stop sign saying they are the best candidate. Instead a sign that stays up year round.

Maybe that’s just what we need. Right now.

When I was growing up, there was a song on the radio. It was in the 70s. Tony Orlando and Dawn sang it. “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree”.

Every tree had a yellow ribbon on it. You could drive for miles and miles and see yellow ribbons tied to trees blowing softly in the wind. It was comforting to see those ribbons.

The symbol of the yellow ribbon became widely known in the 1970s as a reminder that an absent loved one in the military would be welcomed home on their return.

The yellow ribbons appeared again in 1980 when Americans put them on trees to remember the hostages being held in Iran.


The yellow ribbon was a sign of hope, unity, and love.


Imagine spontaneous appearances all around the world showing this message. Mean people and bullies not welcome.

Maybe this is just what we need right now. Focus on sending positive messages and stand up to people that don’t treat others with respect.


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So instead of seeing yellow ribbons, you would see -mean people and bullies not welcome.

Maybe, just maybe this is the message we need to be seeing now. Stand up, have a voice saying that being mean to people and bullying people is not accepted. Open the door and out you go and take your mean attitude with you. Maybe that person will think twice about doing that again to someone. Bullies have excluded others by being mean. Now it’s time to turn the table and exclude them. Let them know this type of behavior won’t be tolerated. United we stand.