You are Boo-tiful…

You are Boo-tiful & Other Truths You Can’t Cover with a Mask

Hey Boo-tiful!

The truth is, you are perfect and amazing just the way you are.

I know it’s fun to get dressed up and I’m not going to lie, I love a good costume party. Wearing a mask and scaring people or tricking them into believing you are someone else is fun and there’s nothing wrong with having fun!

But just in case someone hasn’t already told you, you don’t need to cover up who you are with a mask or costume. You are beautiful just as you are.

Before heading off for the tricks and treats of Halloween, here are a few other spooktacular things I want you to know!

You’re not a spider. You were not born with eight legs, which means you can only do what you can, with what you have. Don’t overload your plate, thinking you have more legs or hands than you do. Take it one step at a time. Trust you will have what you need to climb whatever wall might come your way!

If you have scary thoughts or feelings, talk to someone. You were not designed to walk in the dark alone, and therefore if you have scary feelings of being lonely, sad, or afraid, reach out for help. There are professionals trained to walk with you and help you walk through the scariest of days, so please don’t ever feel you must go alone.

It’s on the inside that counts. While it’s fun to carve and decorate pumpkins, the truth the interior is where we find the good stuff. The meat of the pumpkin is high in potassium, antioxidants, fiber, and vitamin A and can be used to make delicious soups, bread, muffins, pie, and more.

Pumpkin seeds have grown in popularity as a nutritious snack because they are a good source of healthy fats, magnesium, iron, and fiber. When you are looking at all the beautifully carved and decorated pumpkins, remember their real power comes from the inside!

You’re still alive! If you’re reading this, then that means you are still alive – today – and because you are here, it is time to embrace and celebrate who you are and where you are – TODAY. Don’t let the ghost of your past haunt you and prevent you from moving forward.

Beware of your imagination. Just as you might tell a scared child that the ghost and ghouls of Halloween are not real, it’s important to remember this when you start to say to yourself that what you see in the mirror is not good enough or scary. It’s not true. That’s your imagination trying to get the best of you and it’s essential not to let it take over.

Remember, you are BOO-TIFUL and PUR-FECT just as you are.

Today I’m wishing you a healthy, happy, and spooktacular Halloween!

Halloween is not only about putting on a costume, but it’s about finding the imagination and costume within ourselves.”
Elvis Duran

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