Happy Halloween Awesome Humans!
On days like this, it only feels appropriate to tap into our pockets of joy. It’s Halloween, damnit! Costumes, treats, playing pretend – OH MY!
Adults and kids alike can use their imagination, in public, and likely receive less judgment than any other day of the year.
So with that said, I’m curious: how will you incorporate pockets of joy into your life today?
I introduced pockets of joy in my blog Finding Comfort in the Chaos, in which it’s a way of:
- Recognizing nothing is 100%, or permanent
- Allowing ourselves to be in the moment (not worrying about the past or future)
- Accessing our inner child
- Allowing our inner child to guide our joy (who cares how old you are)
How do I plan on incorporating pockets of joy today?
My inner child says, “LAUGH”. Humor is one hell of a medicine. Even on the shittiest days, I think of crap like:
My daughter coming into the house from school asking, “whatcha cookin’, good lookin’?”;
Or the air hugs she must have if we aren’t in the same room;
Or my son’s ability to hear an accent once, and mirror it to perfection;
Or my other son’s uncanny ability to insert shit jokes into any conversation;
Or how all of my kids are like those stinking sour patch kids candies in the commercial (“sour, then sweet”);
And so much more.
I choose to find moments – pockets – that give me joy. It’s not always easy, and good grief if it isn’t perfect, but happiness and joy are not a destination. It’s a thing we continuously seek to experience, and we can make this a part of who we are. As deeply as we believe we are humans, we can also believe we deserve joy.