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Ten Million Joys

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Ten Million Joys
Just today, I blew 10 million bubbles
and jumped in a pile of 10 million leaves
and when it rained, I splashed in 10 million puddles
and when I played, I skinned 10 million knees

Just today, I sang 10 million jubilant songs
wished on 10 million dandelions
I rode 10 million miles on my bike with no hands
and I made up 10 million new rhymes

Just today, I smiled 10 million smiles
and laughed 10 million laughs
today, I enjoyed my child's one childhood
and forgot that my own has passed

I decided to share the entirety of the newest poem in my blog (ariaasylum.blogspot.com) because I think it is a poignant reminder to us all that not only does being active keep us young, but when we play, we can re-live (or even re-invent, if need be) our own childhoods!
Parents, play with your kids. If you don't have kids, play with nieces and nephews, or your friend's kids, or even, volunteer your time to play with under-privileged children! There are ten million joys to be shared!
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