Play

We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.

~ George Bernard Shaw
(Irish playwright and political activist, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1856-1950)

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Play energizes us and enlivens us. It eases our burdens. It renews our natural sense of optimism and opens us up to new possibilities.

~ Stuart Brown, M.D.
(American psychiatrist)

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Prayer

May I recall the joy and wonder of play. May I remember how to skip and twirl. May I chase butterflies and climb trees … even if only in my mind. Amen.

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Action

The wonderful art of play. Hopefully you’re not so ossified you’ve forgotten! Today is the perfect day to play, at least for a short while. How did you play today?

You might consider writing in a journal or sharing what you experienced.