Monday Motivator: Celebrate Halloween (and all other non-holidays)

I am a big fan of Halloween. What other holiday combines candy, costumes, and ghost stories? But perhaps what I like best about Halloween is that there is very little emotional turmoil associated with the day. Starting on November, there will be a non-stop promotion of ideal Thanksgivings and Christmases where families reunite, the perfect presents are bought, and enough snow coats the ground to look lovely but not to cause any traffic snafus.

No wonder so many adults have taken over Halloween for themselves as a day to have fun, regress a little, and eat some candy. I’m all in favor of it.

Now maybe Halloween is not your day, but still you should have some days out of the year when you simply take time to celebrate the day and have some fun. It can be a recognized day, such as Arbor Day, President’s Day, or the Queen’s Birthday. Or it can be one that you make up, such as First Warm Day in Spring  Day, Red Leaf Day, or  The Cat Didn’t Throw Up on the  Carpet Day.

You might choose to take the day off. But even if you can’t do that, you still should wear a favorite outfit, have a good lunch, eat some treats, and generally celebrate the glories of the day.

Of course, in a perfect world, we would celebrate any day that we’re alive as a good day. Unfortunately, daily worries and responsibilities can get in the way of appreciating how good life can be. That’s why you need to set aside some days for just plain old celebrating. (And if you get to wear a costume, that’s a bonus!)

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