1. I miss Halloween. I wish it lasted longer than a day. There's just something about dressing up, getting to pretend you're somebody else, seeing everyone else through different eyes... it's magical. I think people walk more confidently in their costumes. Like, "Yeah. I'm a firefighter. Booyah." And it's okay to really look at people and be intrigued by them. And maybe it's the candy, but I think everyone is a little bit friendlier. I like that.
2. Daily Gratitude posts of November. One time, either John Tesh or Better Homes and Gardens (I don't remember which) told me that being grateful boosts your metabolism. So, I'm totally down with spending all month being grateful and working off the mass amounts of calories I plan to consume on Thanksgiving. Plus, I know I'm happier when I'm grateful. And happy people just don't shoot their husbands. Win-win. (Not that I have a husband to shoot.)
3. Years ago, I was challenged to write 3 things I was grateful for in my journal every single day. I haven't done it every single day since then, but when I do it, I love it. So, along with my happy-metabolism effort, I am re-committing myself to 3 things I'm grateful for in my journal every day. Even if I write nothing else in my journal, I will write those 3 things.
4. New months are blissful. (And stressful, but that's another story for another time.) New year, new month, new week, new day, new hour... I'm all about fresh starts lately. I've also come to realize that you can do ANYTHING for 30 days. Why not use each new month to make a new goal, to re-commit yourself, to be better? Start fresh and go up from there.
5. Back to Halloween. I wore a tiara and fairy wings all day. I looked great. I knew I looked good and I radiated that confidence. And people noticed. I could feel them notice. And I liked it. I'm going to start wearing a tiara every day. Maybe only metaphorically though. Sure, I looked great in a tiara, but I don't need a sparkly crown to look beautiful. I am beautiful, even on the days I don't feel it. I'm going to act that way and be confident in who I am. Because, as my cute friend Heather told me last week in Arizona, "I am a princess every day."
Sugar Plum Fairy. Fulfilling all my childhood ballet dreams.