October is a good month for several reasons with some spookiness and awareness. It is the month of Halloween and also in which we remind the world about a dreadful disease affecting millions among other things. It is also the month the weather starts to cool off and you may start to need light sweaters or shawls in the evenings.
First the good - My birthday happens to fall in this month and I get to celebrate with family and friends and reminisce and just have an old fashioned good time. This year, I also have the good fortune of attending the wedding of the son of a very good friend of mine who is more like family. I look forward to this because it will be a day of total joy and merriment to wish the couple well and just spread all the love we have on their special day.
Then the spookiness - October 27th is National Black Cat Awareness day and October 31st is Halloween. I love my little black cat with the yellow green eyes. Her name is "Shadow", and that is what she is my shadow. She waits for me to drive away in the morning and is always there to greet me when I arrive home. Halloween is not just for kids. I think this is my 2nd favorite holiday each year next to Christmas. I love to see all the colorful and spooky ghosts and goblins around the neighborhood and I even love to get in on the fun myself. I love to dress up and be someone else just for a day. I can be a princess or a superhero, a Pink Lady or a damsel in distress. I can even be a character from a favorite book or movie and imagine the crazy worlds they lived in. This is why I love it so much! The 2nd reason to love it is for all the great decorations in bright colors that you find in stores and on houses. The 3rd, and I think best reason is the Halloween parties where you get dressed up and decorate your space in all those nice colors or in a spooky theme of a graveyard or haunted house and bob for apples or carve pumpkins. As long as you all have a good time and are responsible about your choices, October can be one of the most fun months of the year!
All month are the awareness campaigns - Everyone should know about the first item on my list here, however there are other causes/charities that are important to know in this month as well (there are too many to list), and I have listed a few here.
So you see, as far as months go it is a very important one in the course of all things. Go out there and make people aware of the issues, adopt a pet, give a little time to someone, dress up and have fun. Oh, and don't forget those birthday wishes! LOL!