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I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things.... I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind. I never water my garden without soaking myself. ~Leo F. Buscaglia, Bus 9 to Paradise
Skipping by the flowers,
Skipping around for hours,
Skipping in rain showers —
Skipping has magical powers!
There's another powerful benefit of skipping which is that it adds joy and positive energy to the world. Seeing adults consumed by the joy of skipping sends a compelling message about the power of the spirit over fear. When you learn to turn off your logical mind and get lost in the spirit of skipping, it's like exercising a muscle that will help you deal with other fears. As external events become increasingly intense, that kind of inner strength will be more important than ever. ~Kim Corbin, founder of iSkip.com
If I had time for only two exercises, I would choose yoga and skipping. ~Terri Guillemets
There was a boyishness about Mr. Clemens sometimes that found different modes of expression. Once, when the long corridor of the second floor of the hotel presented a temptingly empty avenue, he hopped, skipped, and ran, and then gave a delicious suggestion of a cake-walk. As soon as a door opened, however, he stopped and assumed a supernaturally grave aspect. ~Elizabeth Wallace, Mark Twain and the Happy Island
Out came the children running.
All the little boys and girls,
With rosy cheeks and flaxen curls,
And sparkling eyes and teeth like pearls,
Tripping and skipping, ran merrily after
The wonderful music with shouting and laughter.
~Robert Browning, "The Pied Piper of Hamelin"
Skipping is one of nature's best antidepressants. ~Terri Guillemets
If you're enjoying your depression, then for goodness sake do not go skipping! ~Terri Guillemets
SKIPPING! The hippity hoppity gait that came naturally to us as children, but that the majority of adults haven't done since they were ten... SKIPPING! Like Dorothy and gang did arm in arm down the yellow brick road... SKIPPING! As in expressing joy by leaping happily down the street without a care in the world. ~Kim Corbin, founder of iSkip.com
Adults aren't generally struck with the urge to skip because their worries and burdens weigh them down and they forget that they can take themselves lightly. ~Terri Guillemets
I skip for that all-over body tickle. ~John Olesen
I have loved skipping since I was a little girl and I have never been able to restrain myself when an open stretch of sidewalk or path beckons me. ~Marelu Marson, courtesy of iSkip.com
Those moments before a poem comes, when the heightened awareness comes over you, and you realize a poem is buried there somewhere, you prepare yourself. I run around, you know, kind of skipping around the house. It's as though I could fly, almost, and I get very tense before I've told the truth — hard. Then I sit down at the desk and get going with it. ~Anne Sexton
The two best things about skipping:
1) It's free.
2) It frees you.
Skipping exercises your happiness muscles. ~Terri Guillemets
Skipping is great exercise! It burns twice as many calories as walking. It has less impact on your joints than running. And it is joy-based, unlike running which generates from our fight or flight reflex. ~Kim Corbin, founder of iSkip.com
Skipping is the walk of joy. ~Terri Guillemets
Skipping turns —
moping into hoping,
pity into giddy,
sad into glad,
lazy into crazy,
old into bold,
tired into wired!
Skipping is the closest we may ever get to flying like the angels. ~Terri Guillemets
And I'll skip to Heaven on my own two feet. ~Terri Guillemets
I like to skip because I can't help but smile when I'm skipping (either I'm too uncoordinated to frown and skip at the same time or else it's a physical impossibility)! ~Nancy, courtesy of iSkip.com
Sometimes I do a little mental skipping, just to shake things up in my mind. ~Terri Guillemets
[I]nspiration abounds when I skip and I do feel like a kid again. It frees the cobwebs, stimulates the soul, and enlightens the spirit. ~Nancy, courtesy of iSkip.com
I'm addicted to this exercise — I never skip a day! ~Terri Guillemets
You see, Wendy, when the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies. ~James M. Barrie, Peter Pan
We used to fly past shoppers in the town centre and especially in the winter, wrapped up in our duffle coats, woolen hats and scarves we used to get so warm that there would soon be coats unbuttoned, scarves trailing behind and rosy cheeks by the time we got to school. ~Karen Elkins, courtesy of iSkip.com
While the rhythm of running emphasizes a downward motion, the upward motion of skipping defies gravity and elevates my mood in the process. ~Susan Reineck, courtesy of iSkip.com
Skipping arm in arm is double the joy! ~Terri Guillemets
When I skip, I have no worries. ~Carolyn Tyler, courtesy of iSkip.com
D'ya ever go for a midnight skip
Or an after-dark skinny dip?
Exercise your inner child at night,
It's twice as fun than in daylight.
Skipping chases away the blues, and happiness will come chasing after you. ~Terri Guillemets
Skipping turns your legs into built-in pogo sticks. ~Terri Guillemets
[Skipping] makes me a kid again — not just feel like a kid — a KID again. ~John-Hans Melcher, courtesy of iSkip.com
Skipping subtracts years from your heart, adds joy to your life, multiplies your happiness, and divides your stress. It's a prime exercise, and I count it among one of my greatest blessings. ~Terri Guillemets
Too many of us have a skipping spirit but a sit-still body. ~Terri Guillemets
[Skipping] takes me back to less complicated times, without leaving the present! ~Hope Trachtenberg-Fifer, courtesy of iSkip.com
If you are happy, go skipping. If you are sad, go skipping! ~Terri Guillemets
Jump for joy,
Come skip with me.
Don't be coy,
Let's merry be!
The first time she halted by my side for a moment I whispered to her to calm her gushing spirits; not to meddle with her dress; and for public opinion's sake not to step so high. I said she could get over just as much ground at a more moderate gait; and besides the noble Grand Duke her father might happen along at any moment. I might as well have talked to the wind. She only laughed that characteristic laugh of hers, that slivery laugh that I could recognize anywhere, if I was to leeward, and then bending a little, she seized up the sides of her apparel with both hands, began to jerk it in a violent and disorderly manner this way and that, threw her magnificent head back and skipped furiously away on an Irish jig step, all excitement, wild hilarity, distracted costume, frenzied motion! a spectacle to sear the eyeballs and astonish the soul of a hermit! ~Mark Twain (unconfirmed) or possibly Donn Piatt, c.1870s [Further reading: twainquotes.com/Galaxy/187105.html — Thanks, Barbara Schmidt!]
The pursuit of happiness: skipping is one of your best chances of catching it. ~Terri Guillemets
Skipping is inner joy meets outer joy. ~Terri Guillemets
If I were a doctor, skipping might just be my number one prescription. ~Terri Guillemets
If movement was a language, skipping would be the natural word for "bliss." ~Theresa "Heartdancer" Carey, courtesy of iSkip.com
Jogging is for those who don't have the guts to skip. ~Terri Guillemets
Skipping gives the adult a well-deserved break and lets the inner child be in charge for a while. ~Terri Guillemets
Skipping is just a dancing walk, or if you prefer, a walking dance. ~Terri Guillemets
The feeling was elation.... I skip really big and fast. And the amazing thing is, it really cracks me up! I laugh out loud because it is so much fun! And I love to hold my arms out and flap them like a bird.... When I get to the bottom of the trail, I am drenched in sweat and riding high on endorphins from exercise plus laughter. ~Gail, courtesy of iSkip.com
Skipping: the ultimate display of nonconformity. ~Terri Guillemets
Restore your sanity — go skipping like crazy! ~Terri Guillemets
Why march to the beat of your own drummer when you can skip? ~Dave May, courtesy of iSkip.com
When you take flight by skipping, your baggage gets left behind — there's no room to carry on worries. ~Terri Guillemets
Angels skip, fairies skip, children skip — why can't you and I skip‽ ~Terri Guillemets
When most people see an adult skipping they assume it must be on the way either to or from the asylum. ~Terri Guillemets
Many thanks to Kim Corbin of iSkip.com for sharing
some of these wonderful quotes! Skipper Kim is an
enthusiastic advocate for the body, mind, and spirit benefits
of adult skipping. It breaks her heart that the majority of
people in "the land of the free and the home of the brave"
can't let go of worrying about what others might think of
them enough to skip joyfully down the street. Skip on!