Day 295 - Hey Pumpkin! Sparkle Your Way to Halloween.
Oh hey pumpkin. Is it me or is there something so enchanting about those little multicolored gourds that litter porches and windows this time of year? Maybe it's because a pumpkin is like a canvas. It's a blank slate waiting for a touch of paint, a little carving or a few sprinkles of glitter. It can become a work of art instantly. A pumpkin is biodegradable, edible and magical. In short, pumpkins have it all.
When I think of pumpkins, I think of Cinderella. These days I hear a lot of people squashing the story of Cinderella. They feel the story is outdated and it sends the wrong message. However, if the reader listens closely to the story, it's simply about kindness. No matter how awful Cinderella was abused, she treated everyone with kindness, even the smallest of creatures. In the story, kindness is the magic that brings the fairy godmother, makes the little mice molt into horses, and turns a pumpkin into a carriage. We are going to use that same kind of enchantment today to create something to make the others feel good.
Today's project is to create a bit of magic in someone's life. Take someone out to lunch just because. Pick up groceries for that mom who has a cold. Open the door for a stranger. Tell a co-worker they are doing great work. Offer to pay for a strangers coffee. Pass it along the magic of kindness to someone around you. In short, create a little magic to remind the others they are magical too. That way, everyone can sparkle their way to Halloween.
Until tomorrow fairy godmothers and fathers!