Unitarian minister Robert Fulghum's "Credo" begins this spunky collection of philosophical musings on life. He observes that when he first tried to write this document, it was filled with all kinds of large and unwieldy thoughts and ideas. Then, he realized it could be much simpler: "Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate-school mountain, but there in the sandpile at Sunday School." In it he charts some of the insights he picked up in kindergarten, including the thought: "When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands, and stick together."

The author also celebrates the power of positive thinking, looking for love in strange places, and paying attention to nature's small miracles. Fulghum makes a good case for wonder as an essential spiritual practice.