Today's Kindness #205: October 31, 2022
On October 31, Halloween brings out the ghouls and goblins, creatures, and strange folk. They come creeping about the neighborhood seeking favors over trickery.
People of all ages look forward to Halloween traditions. While dressing up and baking, we carve up glowing pumpkins. Children breathe life into storybook characters while practicing their trick-or-treat. In twos and threes, they traipse through the neighborhood, collecting their bounty in pillow sacks. A ghost, a pirate, a robot or Dorothy, and Toto. No matter their age, they come to the door. They knock or ring. Here and there, a screech or a boo!
The crisp air and autumn colors set the mood. Seasonings fill our senses with a taste of autumn. So we set forth on an adventure and finish with a warm apple cider around a flickering fire.
Kindness Ideas For This Halloween:
- Donate Kids' Halloween Costumes: There are many families who can't afford to purchase brand-new outfits or materials to make costumes, so if you can buy one, donate a costume to a child in need.
- Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF: This tradition began nearly 70 years ago, with kids from all over the U.S. going door to door not asking for candy, but rather donations for humanitarian relief around the world, mainly giving back to kids just like them. For more information, visit the UNICEF website.
- Give a Treat to a Teacher: No tricks here! Teachers have to deal with sugar-crazed kids for the next few days! Surprise a teacher with a gift card for office supplies or to a local coffee shop, or even bring them their favorite food item. A simple gesture to say thank you to someone who helps shape young minds will brighten their day.
"Some people are born for Halloween, and some are just counting the days until Christmas."
~ Stephen Graham Jones