Certificate of the Right to Play

Becky (aka Dragon) Vincent
18th and 8th Guelph Guides
e-mail: rvincent@uoguelph.ca
Guelph, Ontario, Canada


CERTIFICATE OF THE RIGHT TO PLAY
By this certificate know ye that
THE BEARER
IS A LIFETIME MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING IN
THE SOCIETY OF CHILDLIKE GROWNUPS

AND IS HEREBY ENTITLED TO

walk in the rain, jump in mud puddles, collect rainbows, smell flowers, blow bubbles, stop along the way, build sandcastles, watch the moon and stars come out, 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, get new sneakers, hold hands & hug & kiss, dance, fly kites, laugh out loud and cry out loud, wander around, wonder about stuff, feel scared & sad & mad & happy, give up worry & guilt &shame, stay innocent, say yes and no and the magic words, ask lots of questions, ride bicycles, draw and paint and color, see things differently, fall down and get up again, talk with animals, look at the sky, trust the universe, stay up late, climb trees, take naps ,do nothing, daydream,play with toys, play under the covers, have pillow fights, 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, tell stories, save the world, make freinds and do anything that brings more happiness, celebration, relaxation, communication, health, love, joy, creativity, pleasure, abundance, grace, self-esteen, courage, balance, spontaneity, passion, peace, beauty, and life energy to all humans and beings of this planet.

FURTHERMORE, the above named member is officially authorized to frequent amusement parks, beaches, meadows, mountaintops, swimming pools, forests, playgrounds, picnic areas, summer areas, summer camps, birthday parties, circuses, bakeries, ice cream parlors, theaters, aquariums, zoos, museums,planetariums, toys stores,festivals and other places where children of all ages gather to play AND is encouraged to always remember the motto of

THE SOCIETY OF CHILDLIKE GROWNUPS:

IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO HAVE A HAPPY CHILDHOOD
AND MAKE SURE THAT OTHERS DO TOO.