Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Do you ever feel like this?

"I Resign From Being An Adult"...

I am hereby officially tendering my resignation as an adult. I have decided I would like to accept the responsibilities of an 8 year-old.

I want to go to McDonald's and think that it's a four star restaurant.

I want to sail sticks across a fresh mud puddle and make a sidewalk with rocks.

I want to think M&Ms are better than money because you can eat them.

I want to lie under a big oak tree and run a lemonade stand with my friends on a hot summer's day.

I want to return to a time when life was simple; When all you knew were colors, multiplication tables, and nursery rhymes, but that didn't bother you, because you didn't know what you didn't know and you didn't care.

All you knew was to be happy because you were blissfully unaware of all the things that should make you worried or upset.

I want to think the world is fair. That everyone is honest and good.

I want to believe that anything is possible. I want to be oblivious to the complexities of life and be overly excited by the little things again.

I want to live simple again. I don't want my day to consist of computer crashes, mountains of paperwork, depressing news, how to survive more days in the month than there is money in the bank, doctor bills, gossip, illness, and loss of loved ones.

I want to believe in the power of smiles, hugs, a kind word, truth, justice, peace, dreams, the imagination, mankind, and making angels in the snow.

So... here's my checkbook and my car-keys, my credit card bills and my 401K statements. I am officially resigning from adulthood.

And if you want to discuss this further, you'll have to catch me first, cause.......tag! You're it!


Abraham Lincoln said...

My mom used to tell me this when we talked about people being rich or poor or hungry and fat.

All you knew was to be happy because you were blissfully unaware of all the things that should make you worried or upset.

Wanda said...

The land of Childhood is a great place ~~ I've been accused more than once of never leaving it~~ That's OK...I'm a 67 year old kid and loving it.

Patty you make my day!!
Thanks for your sympathy on my little bird incident.

Old Wom Tigley said...
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Old Wom Tigley said...

Fantastic... I have copied and sent in on its way to others Patty..

LauriesAsylum said...

Those were great and there are times where I wish I could go back to my childhood. Things were so simple..

Renie Burghardt said...

I'm late, but I'm glad I made it. I'll join you in resigning as an adult and becoming a kid again! Oh, wouldn't that be wonderful!

Good night, Patty and Abe.


Tomate Farcie said...

Awwwwwww. Just what the doctor ordered at the end of the day. Thank you! :-D

Pat said...

How nice it would be to travel back in time, Pat! Love this today!


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