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Schedule a play-date with your inner child

When I was young I could do backbends. I could stand on my hands. I could fall down, bounce back up and keep running. I could move a couch without wetting my pants.

It’s all too easy to come up with things I used to be able to but now can’t. Lately I’ve been trying to remember things I used to do and still can, but for some reason stopped. One day instead of hopping up on the bed to put on my socks, I sat on the floor like I did when I was a kid. The simple act created a small shift in attitude. What else can I still do?

  • Go outside barefootpexels-photo-634279.jpeg
  • Drink hot chocolate
  • Make clover necklaces
  • Watch tv with a blanket and a pillow on the floor
  • Squirt Hershey’s Syrup in my mouth
  • Picnic on a blanket
  • Color with crayons
  • Pick dandelions and put them in a vase
  • Stare up at the stars
  • Lay on my back and imagine shapes in the clouds
  • Make snow angels

Children have a way of keeping us young at heart. They encourage us to play and leave our cares behind. Playing with children allows us permission to indulge. But hey! When you were a kid, all you wanted to do is grow up so you could do whatever you want whenever you want. So if you want to act like a kid all by yourself, you get to do that.

What did you used to do that you still can if you wanted to? Go for it. I double dog dare you.

Your inner child is waiting.

Peace . . .

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Trying to make sense of it all and . . . for the most part . . . doing it.

2 thoughts on “Schedule a play-date with your inner child

  1. Good one, Jean! I’ve been thinking about that to some degree as I follow the blog of a preschool teacher who talks a great deal about reading children’s books aloud. It made me realize how much I had missed and have decided to do an Artist’s Date (as per Julia Cameron) to the library and read the children’s books I missed. I may work my way up the from there. Even have re-read some from my pre-teen years. Those are all good ideas you have there. I especially like squirting chocolate syrup into my mouth. 🙂 Have a terrific Thursday.

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