Honk….Honk ……, All Aboard! It’s Halloween, our first stop on the super high speed Holiday Train! Don’t blink though, cause if you do, it’ll be January 2nd 2015 when you open your eyes!I used to get myself all worked up about them. I probably still do to some extent. But, lately I’ve been trying to steer my mind in a more peaceful direction.
One of the things I’m finding out on my peace journey is that it’s OK to let go of traditions. Just because you’ve been doing something the same exact way for the last 150 years, doesn’t automatically make it a downer if you don’t do it that way anymore. Change is really good! I’m beginning to welcome and embrace it at every opportunity. In fact, I’m starting to find an odd sort of comfort in constant change especially when things are particularly difficult. I think it’s because I know it will eventually change!
I’m still going to use pureed pumpkin in the fall, like I did in these No-Bake Chocolate Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies. I’ll do things, I want to do, and things that make Ben, Sam, and Will happy. Don’t get me wrong. If there are traditions that bring you joy, by all means, do them! I’m just not going to allow myself to feel bad if I don’t feel like doing something. Especially if it’s not going to hurt anyone else.
I’ll also do things I don’t necessarily want to do because they’re important to other people (this fits in to not hurting other people). But, I’m pretty sure the world won’t end if I don’t clean my toilets on Thursday’s, vacuum the floors on Saturdays, or roast a turkey on Thanksgiving Day!
You get cookies today instead of Friday Fun. Don’t worry it’ll be back next week!