Child-like Grown Ups -- By Barrington H. Brennen



The Society of Childlike Grown-Ups

If your are sixty-five and older then this article is for you.  Society of Childlike Grown-Ups was written by Bruce Williamson

"You have a right to be childlike although some may call you old. After reading this article you would be inducted in The Society of Childlike Grown-Ups and is hereby and forever entitled to:

Walk in the rain, jump in mud puddles, collect rainbows, smell the lowers, blow bubbles, stop along the way, build sandcastles, watch the moon &stars come out, stay 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, get new sneakers, hold hands and hug and kiss, dance, fly kites, laugh and cry for the health of it, wonder around, feel scared, feel sad, feel mad, feel happy, stop worrying so much, stay innocent, say yes, say no, say the magic words, say ouch when it hurts,

Ask lots of questions, ride bicycles, color outside the lines, see things differently, fall down and get up again, talk with animals look at of the sky., trust the universe, stay up late, climb trees, take naps, do nothing, daydream, play all kinds of music, play with toys, play under the covers, have pillow fights, learn new stuff,

Get excited about everything, be a clown, enjoy having a body, fund out how things work, make up new rules, tell stories, save the world, make friends with the other kids on the block, and do anything else that brings more happiness, celebration relaxation, understanding,

Health, joy, creativity, pleasure, abundance, grace, freedom, self-esteem, trust, love, courage, balance, spontaneity, passion, beauty peace, and life energy, to the above name member and to other humans and beings on this planet.

Furthermore, as a member The Society of Childlike Grown-Ups you are officially authorized to frequent amusement parks, beaches, family islands, the straw market, 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, and is encouraged to always remember one of the mottos of the Society of Childlike Grown ups: You’re Never to Old For Recess."


Let us respect, love, and care for our senior citizens. Let them know that old age does not mean a dull, sickly, weak, and cold life. Help them to become members of the Society of Childlike Grown-Ups.

Barrington H. Brennen,



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