Happy Halloween!

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! 🙂

I love the drama and theatre of decorating your home. I love the creativity and escapism of dressing up in costume. I love the irreverance, the silliness, the candy. But most of all, I love how Halloween brings people together. It sounds strange, I know, but think about it:  even more than Christmas, Halloween encourages people to interact.

Neighborhoods become a giant mix and mingle for children and their parents. Schools throw Fall Festivals. Offices have costume competitions. Families and friends go to pumpkin patches and corn mazes. And once you age out of trick-or-treating, there are Halloween parties galore.

I really believe that holidays help us lead meaningful and intentional lives. They are milestones in our year, markers of the seasons, and a reminder to celebrate with those we love. At its core, each holiday reminds us about an important value:  faith, gratitude, freedom, heritage, love, family, joy … and yes, even silliness. 🙂

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

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