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I didn’t know how much I cared about my daughter’s dog, until he ate my rug. After surgery, two weeks of convalescent care and four different prescriptions, I now claim him as my dog. After all, I have been taking care of him for three years. A couple more days of this and he’ll be back to normal. At least he is ready for Halloween!
Fun Halloween Facts
- The first Jack O’Lanterns were actually made from turnips.
- Halloween is the second highest grossing commercial holiday after Christmas.
- The largest pumpkin ever measured was grown by Norm Craven, who broke the world record in 1993 with a 836 lb. pumpkin.
- The first known mention of trick-or-treating in print in North America occurred in 1927 in Blackie, Alberta, Canada.
- Black and orange are typically associated with Halloween. Orange is a symbol of strength and endurance and, along with brown and gold, stands for the harvest and autumn.
I hope you have enjoyed these fun facts about Halloween.
The History of Halloween Began with the Celts
The history of Halloween began with the Celtic festival of Samhain, a ritual similar to a more current New Year’s Eve celebration during which the Celts honored the end of summer and the beginning of winter, as well as the death and cold darkness that comes with it. The Celts viewed this time of year, as the time during which the normally impermeable veil between the living and dead was very thin and believed the spirits would rise from the dead on October 31 and damage crops with frost and other troublesome deeds. To discourage people from worshipping spirits, the Roman church developed there own holiday and proclaimed November 1 All Saints’ Day to honor saints and martyrs of the church. As the Celtic rituals slowly mixed with Catholic ones, people began to refer to this time as “Halloween.”
The Origin of the Halloween Mask
The origin of the Halloween mask dates back many centuries to the Celtic festival of Samhain. To scare away evil spirits and prevent them from entering homes, the Celts dressed up in costumes and wore scary masks, since they believed this would trick the spirits and keep them from knowing people’s identities.
What mask are you hiding behind?
Do you ever feel like you’re living someone else’s life?
If you feel your life is not connected to your CORE self, you’re hurting yourself…and everyone around you. Over time, the strain of living two lives will wear on you, causing unhappiness, stress and even illness.
Of course, I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know, so while I’m at it…I’ll tell you something else you probably already know.
Once you start embracing what makes you different and appreciating your unique gifts and talents, not only will your life get a lot easier, happier & more fulfilling; you’ll also probably become a lot more successful.
I want you to be happy, fulfilled & successful, and these things ONLY come from living your life in accordance with who you truly are.
According to Psalms 139:14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
Have an awesome month,
Your Life Coach
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