The Wicked Witch had her eye on something that she wanted very badly. What did she do? She sent out The Flying Monkeys (Speaking of…to this day they still give me the creeps watching them fly across the screen) In just a few days from now, I am going to send out my Flying Monkeys. Of course, they will look more like an innocent Red Riding Hood, Strawberry Shortcake character “Blueberry Muffin” and Olivia the Pig….but nevertheless they have their orders. Bring Momma the Reese’s cups.
This will be the first Halloween that the girls have gotten to have actual costumes. Their Dad was anti-anything-special for any holiday or special occasion. Waste of time and waste of money. These holidays I am sending my monkeys out to fully embrace every ritual and every memory maker of every holiday. Come to think of it….we are living every day by sending the monkeys out. Snatching, guarding and keeping the joy out of every day that we have been blessed with.
Speaking of sending the monkeys out…Yesterday I made a change on my FaceBook page. Many of you saw it and “liked” it and let me just say…THANK YOU. I agonized and bit all my nails off because of hitting that little button, but I made the choice to send the monkeys out. Sometimes life has a funny way of surprising you. If you have been reading my blog especially over the past several months, you will recall that my views on being happy have changed a lot over the course of events. I am not going to miss out on living life over focusing on the life I have already lived. I’ve learned that happiness is certainly a choice and sometimes you can get so caught up on external influences that you miss the beauty and blessings around you.
Who cares about those externals that want to keep you living in the past of regret…Send out the monkeys.