Every piece of the puzzle that doesn't fit gets you closer to the answer.
Ten minutes is short if it's a recess and long if it's a punishment.
Crawling still gets you there.
It feels a lot colder when you're shoveling snow than when you're building a snow fort.
It's easier to knock on a door that's not shut all the way.
It's easier to see the mistake on someone else's paper.
It's easier to throw sticks on the campfire than to try to restart it when it goes out.
It's more fun to color outside the lines.
Nobody can pedal the bike for you.
Shortcuts aren't always.
If you want to zoom down the expert slope tomorrow, you have to fall down the bunny slope today.
If you keep missing, get closer to the basket.
You can either keep peddling, get off the bike or fall over.
You can teach an old dog new tricks with the right kind of doggie treats.
You don't get to decide your part in the school play, but you do get to decide whether or not you play it well.
A tiny hole can empty a great big bucket.
As soon as you understand 2 x 4 you can't believe there was a time when you didn't understand it.
Getting lost teaches you how to read a map.
Hitting the kid with the ball might get you the ball, but it won't get you anyone to throw it to.
One thing you can't pretend to be is funny.
It doesn't count if your swing is going the highest if you're getting pushed.
Every time you swim out to the rock, it gets a little closer.
Nobody notices it when your zipper is up, but everyone notices when it's down.
Believing in the Tooth Fairy is easier than trying to figure out how else the money gets under your pillow.
Don't expect a stranger to wipe your nose.
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