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Today is April 18th, and welcome to The Daily Quote – a podcast designed to kickstart your day in a positive way. I’m your host, Andrew McGivern, and I’m happy you are here with me today.

As we celebrate National Animal Crackers Day, we honor those delightful, nostalgic snacks that remind us of the simple pleasures of childhood. Animal crackers have not only served as a favorite snack but also as a playful reminder of the joy found in small, everyday things.

Today’s quote is by the famous playwright George Bernard Shaw:

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”

This quote is a perfect match for today’s theme, reflecting the importance of maintaining a sense of play and curiosity throughout our lives. Just like animal crackers, which can transport us back to the innocence and wonder of youth, Shaw’s words encourage us to keep the playful spirit alive, regardless of our age.

Animal crackers invite us to engage with the world with a sense of fun and imagination. They are a symbol of the idea that joy doesn’t have to be complicated or grandiose; it can be simple, like finding shapes in your snack. And pretending to be a giant montster biting off a horses head!!!

Shaw’s sentiment echoes this by suggesting that staying youthful at heart is about continuing to play, explore, and wonder.

So today, let us nibble on those playful animal shapes and remember that life is richer when we allow ourselves moments of levity and play. Let’s not grow old by leaving play behind but keep our spirits young by embracing joy in the everyday.

Thank you for tuning in to The Daily Quote. May today’s message inspire you to infuse a little play into your steps and keep the joy of discovery alive in your heart, one animal cracker at a time.


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