By Erika Fehrenbach Prell
The reactions to Halloween always intrigues me. On one end of the spectrum, you have over-the-top enthusiasts donning costumes and turning their home into the Addams family mansion; on the other, the cynics that would rather tempt being on the receiving end of a Halloween egging than hand out candy to eager little revelers. I typically fall somewhere in the middle. But, this year is different. The wonder and excitement that comes with 3 year olds is contagious…in a good way.
Take a second to imagine Halloween through the eyes of a little kid. For the first time, everyone is dressing up and playing pretend…even the trees are getting in on the fun of being pretty by changing color. There’s candy and treats at your disposal. Icky things like spiders and bats are suddenly looking cute and cuddly. It’s okay to scare people and play jokes. Ordinary pumpkins are transformed with paint, glitter, and carving knives. It’s simply…magical!
As adults, we too often put away magic and wonder in favor of practicality and responsibility. While “adulting” does require these traits, we can forget to let loose and have fun. Halloween is a great time to release your inner kid and inject fun into your life! A bonus? It’s one of the times that NO ONE will judge anything you are doing…it’s all in the name of Halloween fun! Take a break from “adulting” and be a kid again with an idea (or two) from the SoulShine “Get in the Halloween Spirit” List:
Having fun is a key ingredient to living your best life, DreamChaser. Halloween is an awesome excuse to stop adulting for a while, embrace your inner kid, and have a blast! Happy trick or treating…and, Shine On!
Jackie White has been writing about life and its ups and downs for many years. With a degree in Industrial Psychology and a life-long student of personal development she is intrigued by how each individual chooses to live their life. Jackie feels strongly that truly living your best life is imperative to attaining peace and fulfillment. SoulShine was borne of her desire to inspire and teach others to live their best life. This is her mission and her dream.