Taking time to Breathe…

Today is Halloween! A very “peculiar” celebration in some parts of the world, featuring the dead and the scary… Where it comes from? I haven’t researched that. I am sure there were celebrations of the dead way back when, thousands of years ago… Halloween may be a modern version of that. How candy got mixed into the equation, I hate to ask.

I will have to admit, both elements, scary and sweet, do not mix well with me… Not my cup’o tea to say the least, but if the kids love it…

This is when I learn to breathe and take a moment to just relax. Enjoying these times with my children, even if the event itself is not exactly the coolest activity in my book, allows me to take a step back and smile at their effort to dress up and have fun. My first readers will remember the photo of me in my Raggedy Ann doll dress last year. The kids did enjoy it and it was good to be able to sit back and not think of anything else, even if for just a few hours.

Here’s one way I’ve learned to transform a potentially not-so-pleasant event, into an opportunity to grow and go with the flow!

 

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One Response to “Taking time to Breathe…”

  1. Carmen says:

    Here is the history of Halloween I found:
    Halloween is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, where people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts.

    In the 8th century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as All Saints’ Day to honor saints and martyrs, incorporating some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows’ Eve and later Halloween.

    Now we know Halloween as a secular, community event with an added children’s flavor to include trick-or-treating.

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