Today is Halloween. A time to dress up as anything you want to be – anything at all.
I can still remember when I was a kid, my mom would let me pick my own costume. I was always a princess. Every year l would pick just about the same outfit. I had a sparkly gown and a tiara and sometimes even a magic wand. I’d get all decked out – and every year it was the same – FREEZING outside! We lived in Chicago and the weather was quite unpredictable, except on Halloween. You could always count on it to be cold and windy. My mom would make me wear my heavy winter coat over that magical outfit. But I didn’t care because deep down I KNEW I was a princess – if only for one day.
So now, many years later, I find myself thinking: what would I be if I could choose just one thing for today – if I could allow myself to be a kid again. Who would I be? The possibilities are endless.
This time around, I’d like to be a dancer. I mean the jumping through the air, graceful, costume flowing behind me kind of dancer. Whenever I watch them in a live performance or on TV, I always marvel at their carefree spirit. Yes, that’s what I’d like to be for one day – a dancer.
What about you? What would you like to be for only one day? Throw all caution to the wind. Become a kid again. Who or what will you be today?