“I think if human beings had genuine courage, they’d wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween. Wouldn’t life be more interesting that way? And now that I think about it, why the heck don’t they? Who made the rule that everybody has to dress like sheep 364 days of the year? Think of all the people you’d meet if they were in costume every day. People would be so much easier to talk to – like talking to dogs. ” -Douglas Coupland, The Gum Thief.
I love Halloween. I love the way people interact a little more and are a little less inhibited when they get to dress up as someone else. It is a great time to dare yourself to be who you want to be, whether it is a super-hero or a cartoon, villain or reality star, every character has something to offer. What can you take away from the pretend? Stretch your imagination. Be a little more playful, daring, or push out your chest and roll back your shoulders as you try extreme confidence on for size just like Superman/woman. Play around with all the attributes you have always wanted to cultivate in yourself. Today you get to be anyone you want to be, what will this teach you about yourself?