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Happy Halloween!

Today is October 31st. You may see this day as Halloween, you may see it as the day before NaNoWriMo, or perhaps it’s just another day to you.

I don’t know about you, but I’m fascinated by how many ways there are to celebrate today. Some use this day to honor their loved ones who have passed away; others celebrate the day Martin Luther stood up for his faith and posted the 95 Theses on the doors of the church. However, I suspect the majority simply follows the tried and true traditions of candy and costumes.* And there’s nothing wrong that. You celebrate the 31st the way you want, and that’s great. 🙂

Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. As a kid, it became tradition to trick-or-treat through my neighborhood with my friends, and I loved it. Loved loved loved it. There was one house a few doors down from mine that always had scary sounds playing from a speaker in the bushes, and we would avoid that house like the plague. Even when my brother and I dared to approach the house (our friend was smarter, she stayed at the bottom of the hill), we screamed as we ran back down. (Imagine a little Cinderella and a race car driver running through wet grass, screaming and trying to keep their costumes from getting wet. It was kinda like that.)

Now, coming nearer to age fifteen, I don’t trick-or-treat anymore. I haven’t lived in that neighborhood with the scary-noises house in years. My friend, instead of dressing up as mac ‘n’ cheese or the Statue of Liberty, is Marvel’s Bucky Barnes this year. I spend my Halloween weekends following my sister around at church parties, and I find that my new favorite part of the holiday is handing out candy to the trick-or-treaters. Halloween changes quite a bit once you get older (not that I don’t dress up anymore, though 😉 ), it takes on a new meaning.

I still love this holiday, though. It just makes me realize that there’s a lot more to Halloween than praying you’ll get a Reese’s cup, especially for Christians.

There’s a great post on Radiant Ramblings, in which the author explains what her family does for Halloween as a Christian. Check it out here:
Radiant Ramblings: Halloween to the Glory of God

Today? We were planning on going to a “Trunk-Or-Treat” at my grandparents’ church, but once my brother got sick we had to change plans. We’re having a peaceful Halloween at home today, and I’ll actually find out if we get trick-or-treaters here or not. (*Turns on porch light and crosses my fingers.*)

Have a fabulous Halloween, y’all, and have fun celebrating (or not celebrating) however you please! 🙂

— Sam, AKA Rosie the Riveter. WE CAN DO IT!


* I’m aware there are more ways to celebrate the 31st than those I listed. That was what I could think of off the top of my head.

4 thoughts on “Happy Halloween!

    1. I’m glad I made your day, thank you! 🙂 Have a lovely 31st! I’ll see (not literally, but I think you know what I mean) you tomorrow; the first day of NaNo is almost upon us!

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