Happy Halloween everyone!
Some people love this holiday and spend months preparing, others just like to use it as a time to go out and have some fun, while there are also people who could care less about the holiday. Regardless of which category you fall into, Halloween is one day out of the year when it is perfectly acceptable, if not preferable, to be someone other than the person you are. Every other day of the year, we preach how important it is to be ourselves, how unique and special everyone is and how we are all perfect just the way we are. Halloween, however, is a time for just the opposite. It is a time to use your imagination and think about if you could be anything or anyone other than you, what would it be?
I know most of us with IBD wish we could be someone who has healthy intestines just for one day. Or, maybe that is just me? (har har har:) ). Unfortunately, that is not feasible but there are still a lot of benefits to having one day out of the year where you could act like someone completely different than you are. Being able to hide behind a mask and/or costume is a powerful thing. It allows you to experiment and engage in activities and with people that you normally wouldn’t.
Today is Halloween 2012. Even if you aren’t a Halloween enthusiast, try to look at today as a time to be different, a time to step out of your comfort zone, a time to take part in different activities, a day to talk to some people you normally wouldn’t.
Just, look at today, October 31, 2012 as a time to be someone other than you. You have 364 days of the year to work on being the best you possible. Have some fun today. Experiment. Talk to strangers. Celebrate. Embrace little kids who look forward to this holiday all year long. Eat lots of candy.
Most importantly, be safe!
And on a different note, candy has ALWAYS been the one thing I could eat that made my stomach happy. YAY!