Robert Lee Fulghum

Author of

  • All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
  • Third Wish
  • What on Earth Have I Done?
  • Words I wish I wrote
  • Maybe (Maybe Not)
  • Uh-Oh
  • True Love


Why do I continue writing? To be useful.

Often, without realizing it, we fill important places in each other’s lives. It’s that way with the guy at the corner grocery, the mechanic at the local garage, the family doctor, teachers, coworkers, and neighbors. Good people who are always “there,” who can be relied upon in small, ordinary ways. People who, by example, teach us, bless us, encourage us, support us, uplift us in the daily-ness of life.

I want to be one of those.

You may be one of those, yourself. There are those who depend on you, watch you, learn from you, are inspired by you, and count on you being in their world. You may never have proof of your importance to them, but you are more important than you may think. There are those who couldn’t do without you. The rub is that you don’t always know who. We seldom make this mutual influence clear to each other. But being aware of the possibility that you are useful in this world is the doorway into assuring that will come to be true.

My way is to keep writing and sharing that. What’s yours?

Robert Lee Fulghum

Author Robert Fulghum has published eight best-selling books of non-fiction:  All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten, It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It, Uh-Oh, Maybe (Maybe Not) , From Beginning To End – The Rituals of Our Lives, True Love, Words I Wish I Wrote and What On Earth Have I Done?.  All rose to the top of the New York Times best-seller list. He invites you to learn more about him here on his website.

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