1. " Subject: MY RESIGNATION-

    Everyone just sit back, read and enjoy. I know this is how we all feel from time to time



    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 again.

    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


    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."

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  3. by   BeachNurse
    LOVE IT!! Thanks for sharing.
  4. by   st4304
    My sentiments exactly! (Now where did I put my Barbies. . .)
  5. by   Jenny P
    Dave, that is WONDERFUL on a day like today! Thank you for the smiles and good memories!!
  6. by   kaycee
    Me too, me too, I wanna play!

    I loved it, Thanks Dave
  7. by   live4today
    Hi Dave,

    Thank you for the wonderful and much treasured memories that your "resignation from adulthood" brought back for me. Ahhhh, the days of one's childhood when things were soooooo much simpler! Of course, as I read your "resignation", I was reflecting on the childhood of my own three children. My childhood wasn't as pain free and simple, but I did everything possible to ensure my children would have positive memories to reflect on as they aged. Today, they are doing the same for my grandchildren. Life can be grand if traveled in peace and spiritual prosperity!

    "Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone." -- Jim Fiebig