A caged bird has the ability to fly, but is unable to spread its wings and soar. I need to remind myself that being enthusiastic in all situations is like being a free bird reaching great heights.
When I experience this inner freedom and appreciate the joy it brings, I will be able to sustain it even when things go wrong. To be enthusiastic is to be free.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! This is the one night of the year when it's believed that the veil between the spirit world and that of mere mortals is so thin that ghosts and spirits can walk among us and we can actually see them. For this and other reasons, many people leave food outside their houses in the hopes that it will nourish and nurture the spirits of their dear departed loved ones. Some traditions also say that we should bury apples in the garden to feed the souls of any loved o...nes who have passed over within the last year. But my favorite Halloween tradition of all (besides grabbing the full size Milky Way from my son's usually huge haul) is to stand before a mirror anytime after sunset in order to make a secret wish. You can do the same. While staring into the mirror, actually try to 'see' the fulfillment of your wish as you silently whisper what it is to the spirits around you. Your wish should come true in some fashion before this same time next year. But just to make sure, put away the gummies and the gumballs and grab another apple. Legend tells us that eating an apple after midnight on All Hallow's Eve will bring bunches of fortune and bushels of luck in the weeks and months to come! Now, there's a treat I'll take anytime!