Halloween isn’t Just for Kids

I have always loved Halloween. When I was little, I would get so excited. I got to dress up as anything I wanted to be: a black cat, Minnie Mouse, a princess, or even a poodle. My parents would take me to our church fall festival. I don’t know if it was the pound of candy I ate or jumping in the bouncy house, but I always got sick. Still, I loved it, though, and it never stopped me from overdosing on candy again the next year.

As I got older, I loved Halloween for different reasons. I got to go trick-or-treating with the big kids, my older cousins. As soon as we got back to the house, we would each find our spot on the living room floor a dump all our candy out. Then the trading would begin.  We struck hard bargains. Ten tootsie rolls would only get you one Reese’s cup . Luckily, I got plenty of my favorite because I was the only one who like Almond Joys.

And then I got even older. I still went/go trick-or-treating, but I get more excited for the Halloween parties, hay rides, haunted houses, and scary movies. Halloween is the same holiday every year; we just change how we celebrate it.

One day I will enjoy watching my kids trick-or-treat. And when I am old, I plan on being the old lady who gives out he best treats. As we get older, we change. But instead of outgrowing stuff, we can change how we find the joy in it.

Find joy in the little things this Halloween season. Maybe it’s the Starbucks drinks, maybe the endless opportunities to scare your little sibling, or maybe Halloween is just a good excuse to spend time with your friends and family. Whatever it is, make the best of Halloween this year!