Halloween in November, can you imagine that? I mean if you ask me, I’d tell you all the reasons why Halloween fits perfectly in October…and not just on any day, but the 31st of October. It just seems right. The last day of the scariest-sounding month is, I think, the most spooky, fitting date. Don’t you think? *chuckles to self.
Ok. I digress. I don’t know why the heck I am even convincing myself of Halloween — it’s a day (holiday for some) that I have not celebrated for years, probably because I don’t fit into any of the categories: kids, college students or parents, all of who can appreciate a mask and a treat.
But, there was an important message I received a couple days ago as I was catching up on my prime-time tv shows. The tv show black-ish — yes, I agree, bizarre name that actually almost kept me from tuning in to the new sitcom, but again, I digress — anyway during this tv show one of the character’s made a simple statement. A statement in which I totally agree with and ended up further reflecting upon. Someone on the show (I believe it was the father, not sure) mentioned how,
“Halloween is the only day of the year that allows you to be someone else.”
A good point is made here. 365 days out of the year, with the exception of Halloween, it is important for each of us to be ourselves. Whatever quirkiness and imperfections we may have, they must be owned and carried with confidence. A good thing about exuding the true you is the lack of effort and brain power it requires.
How do you encourage your little ones to find their voice and not be afraid to shine?