Certificate of the Right to Play

By this certificate know ye that


is a lifetime member in good standing in

The Society of Childlike Grownups

and is hereby and forever entitled to

walk in the rain, jump in mud puddles, collect rainbows, pick flowers, blow bubbles, stop along the way, build sandcastles, watch the moon & stars come out, catch fireflies, say hello to everyone, go barefoot, go on adventures, sing in the shower, have a merry heart, read children's books, act silly, take bubble baths, sneak around in new sneakers, hold hands & hug & kiss, dance, fly kites, giggle & laugh & cry for the health of it, wonder about stuff, wander around, feel scared, feel sad, feel mad, feel happy, give up worry & guilt & shame, stay innocent, say yes, say no, say the magic words, ride bicycles, draw & paint, color outside the lines, see things differently, fall down & get up again, talk with animals, look at the sky, see shapes in the clouds, trust the universe, stay up late, sleep late, climb trees, take naps, do nothing, daydream, slurp with straws, lick the bowl, play with toys, play under the covers, have pillow fights, ask lots of questions, learn new stuff, get excited about everything, be a clown, enjoy having a body, listen to music, find out how things work, make up new rules, make up songs, tell stories, save the world, make friends with the other kids,

and do everything else that brings more

happiness, celebration, relaxation, communication, health, love, joy, creativity, pleasure, abundance, grace, self-esteem, courage, balance, spontaneity, passion, beauty, peace, and life

to the above named member and to the other humans & beings on this planet.


the above named member is officially authorized to frequent

amusement parks, beaches, meadows, mountaintops, swimming pools, forests, playgrounds, picnic areas, summer camps, birthday parties, circuses, cookie shops, ice cream parlors, theaters, aquariums, zoos, museums, planetariums, toy stores, festivals, and other places

where children of all ages come to play.


this member shall always remember the motto of The Society of Childlike Grownups:

It is never too late to have a happy childhood!

          Sunny Lynn Snaith          

Charter Member
Advisory Committee on Growing Young

(Unknown author, this copy amended from a file of fax fun circa 1990.)

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