We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. — George Bernard Shaw
Kids play all the time. In fact, if you let them, they’d play all the way through the day from breakfast to dinner and then play some more until time to go to bed. Then they’d get up the next day and do it all over again.
Somewhere around five years old, we start sending these kids off to school, to sit at tables or desks, to “learn things they need to know” like when to speak and when to be quiet, or the square root of some number, and a whole bunch of other stuff, some worth knowing and others just a waste of time. Along the way, kids don’t play as much as they used to; whether it’s because there aren’t enough hours in the day to play and learn, or because play is something that “little kids” do and we, as little kids, are supposed to be growing up, who knows. Over time, kids just quit playing as much as they used to.
Well, I’m here to tell you that I think we, as adults, could use some more play time in our lives, and a little more fun, child-like adventure in our days. There’s so many things we can do to bring that “little kid” back in: for instance, instead of doing our regular sit-down for dinner at the table or in front of the news on TV, we could pack it up in a basket and head out to the back yard for a picnic; or for Sunday morning breakfast, make funny face pancakes instead of the normal cereal from a box; or pack your lunch in a kid’s lunch pail to take to work. You get the idea.
We can play more, play more often, play more with each other. Join my fellow play-buddy, Janice, and me this weekend on an interactive teleseminar – we’re gonna talk about playing this game we call life… or maybe we’ll just talk about playing! Bring along your ideas about play and playing more – and what we can do to add more play-time into our every-day. We’ll be opening up the lines to hear from you – let’s have some fun!
Saturday, February 19th, 10-11 AM Pacific, 1-2 PM Eastern
From the US – dial 1-760-560-7070
From Canada – dial 1-559-546-1500
Participant code for both numbers – 641914