Ways to Play More Often
"Forget what you look like 'in public.'
Wear comfy clothes and shoes that
can kick a ball. Keep toys nearby and
books that lighten you up. Watch movies that
make your stomach ache with laughter.
Spend time with friends that know how
to play. Keep forgetting to get
'serious stuff' done. Lie down
on sidewalks in the sun with a
friend who giggles. Hire a marching
band. Walk sideways while singing to reggae
music loudly. Keep sidewalk chalk in your
car or backpack. Talk to strangers and ask,
'What kind of games do you like to play?' Be
willing to be thought of as silly or 'odd.'
Babysit and be reminded how to play.
Make play dates with your adult
friends, invent new play-full
Yes to Life and to Playing more often!"