To Whom it May Concern,

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 again.

I want to live simply 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 stocks. 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.”

Pass this to someone and brighten their day by helping them remember the Simple things in Life.



  1. Bwahahahahahaha, wait a second Mike, I'm coming with you. Bwahahahahahaha. I love it.Have a terrific evening pal. Big hug. 🙂

  2. Hi Mike,Stopping by to let you know I have posted an update on my blog.Thank you for your prayers,Betty

  3. Good one Mike. I do the best that I can to bring out the kid in me every day.

  4. Dori,I'm glag you liked this one.Tracy,yep!Mountain Woman,good for you.Syd,being child like is fun,being childish well not so much.

  5. Oh my goodness, although I am laughing I so agree with you! I am going to link this somewhere, because more folks need to read it!Mike, if I haven't told you lately, you are a special human being. I feel you love all over the blog world … yes, slow down, as I have had to do the same thing. Much love, honor and respect my brother.

  6. If this is resignation then I am sad why I had been in the Adulthood job since so many years.Thankfully I know now.And yup thanks to Amias too who brought me here.~Harsha

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