I have been dealing with someone lately who seems to think that in order to feel respected, he needs to get expensive gifts. It made me think about this clip from the movie “Cool Runnings.”
John Candy tells Darice that if you are not enough without it, you will never be enough with it.
So many people get caught up in getting awards. Fancy cars. Expensive gifts. It’s almost like a drug. They are constantly looking for the next fix.
I have been thinking about setting intentions this year. Not coming up with goals. Instead, I want to look at how I live my life. What do I intend to do this yea? I want to simplify my life. Declutter it of things and people that don’t bring me pleasure or peace.
What about you? What are you doing with this year?
Halloween is such a wonderful celebration. When we were kids, we would dress up in outrageous costumes. Be characters that you loved. My favorite one was as an Indian princess. I was the original Pocahontas! And yelling trick or treat. Getting all kinds of candy we would never get the rest of the year! Mmm.
Halloween was also a scary time. Haunted houses. Ghosts in cemeteries. I think it allowed us to work on our fears in a safe way. This is why I love this essay from yadadarcyyada. She talks about everyone having different fears. What scares you might not scare me. And bloggers really do have different kinds of scary. She does in such a funny way, that Jim and I couldn’t stop laughing! Another way to put fear and spooks and goblins in perspective. Please go and check it out!