Monday, November 1, 2010

Every Day Is Halloween

On Saturday night and Sunday I saw everything from astronauts to zebras in downtown Chapel Hill.

Halloween is a big deal here. They close Franklin Street for Homegrown Halloween and thousands come to walk around, look and celebrate. In 2007, 80.000 people filled downtown Chapel Hill.

I love Halloween. I have a big, silver HAZMAT helmet; combine that with some overalls and a pair of Carolina blue, Converse Chuck Taylor high-tops and you have a costume for life.

If you think about it, though, the basic Halloween question, “What are you going to be?” takes an interesting twist if you apply it to life.

We ask people the same question in different ways throughout life. “What will you be when you grow up?” “What are you going to do after college?” “What will you do in retirement?”

Basically, it’s all the same.

But, what if being who you are going to be was as easy as going into your closet and pulling out an old hat, an over-sized coat and a mask?

In fact, it is. We all make decisions first thing every morning about who we will be that day. And the accumulation of decisions determines not only who we are that day, but what our life will be like.

So, who are you going to be today?

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