Not Just A Blonde

We are "Not Just" who we seem to be on this Earthly plane, but so much more. We are ALL children of a loving God who is calling us home to Love. This blog is dedicated to those of us on that journey together…

Today is Halloween! Whoo Hoo! Although the history of this day may be of Pagan origin, I cannot help but celebrate what it has become, at least here in Midwest America, and specifically for me and my family: a special day to celebrate and to experience love.

I just think it is super cool that our young ones get to “try out” another identity for an evening! Imaginations ignite! The fun becomes contagious as children experience the enthusiastic responses and thrilled reactions from others they meet face-to-face on the streets, sidewalks and on the front porches of their communities!

What a fantastic experience of generosity as folks open up their front doors to our young ones to offer them a sweet gift only earned by their optimistic knocks at the doors… with the traditional “Trick or treat!”, followed by the “Thank you!” as insisted by the mothers standing off to the side.

This collaborative bounty of generous giving from neighbors, the affirming positive interactions, and collective togetherness….all acts of love that warms my soul! I cannot help but think God is smiling at us as we come together for joy, togetherness and community.

Are their those that use this Holiday for evil or to do harm? Yes, of that I’m sure… however the acts of generosity, kindness, and community FAR out way the darkness. I celebrate Halloween with a warm and open heart for all that it has come to represent: a chance to celebrate youth and to experience the joy of giving little gifts that add up to something substantial with memories to last a lifetime! This is why I see Halloween not as a holiday of darkness… but a Holiday of love.
❀️Ann ‘Not Just A Blonde’

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2 thoughts on “Halloween ~ A Holiday of Love

  1. BJF says:

    As someone who walks a pagan path, for me Halloween (or Samhain as we call it) is a time to really focus on those of my family who have passed on. Samhain begins at sunset on 31 October through sunset on 1 November, so today I will stop at the mausoleum where my grandmother is interred for a “visit”. Unfortunately she’s the only one local for me to visit. Other family is an hour or so away. Honouring one’s ancestors is a big part of this time of the year and what better way to do that than with Love? πŸ™‚

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    1. Love it! That is a wonderful way to spend the Holiday! Thank you for sharing! ❀️

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