Halloween: a day when we get it right.
Strangers come to us, beautiful, ugly, odd or scary, and we accept them all without question, compliment them, treat them kindly, and give them good things.
Why don’t we live like that?
Life is short. Strangers are, by definition, strange. We are consumed by our quests for survival. And our place on the planet, does not often take into consideration, arbitrary kindness without judgement.
How interesting, then, that when we find a holiday to evoke all of the scary and imaginative characters, that we are so willing to engage, and deliver arbitrary kindness to one and all.
I saw this post on FB and gave it a real thought. Perhaps our behavior on Halloween would be a stepping stone to allowing a bit more arbitrary kindness in our world, and enable us to dig within and learn a few morals to spread out within our beings throughout the year?
The world needs constant kindness, generosity, and an overall willingness to go the distance for another person, just because.
Imagine how much healing might be done, if that were our motis operandi.