I was at Home Depot this morning buying haunted house materials, and as I was picking up cans of paint in the most bizarre colors – cherry red, royal blue, neon green – the paint lady says, “I have to ask. What are you doing with these bright colors?”
“Umm, I do a haunted house for Halloween…”
(Eyes widen, mouth drops open) “No way! That’s so cool! My kids and I love people like you on Halloween!” Another paint lady standing nearby also heard this and remarked about how cool it was. It felt pretty good.
As I gathered up my stuff and moved on Paint Lady said Happy Halloween to me. It’s not that I needed a boost at this early point in the season, but it was still a very encouraging moment.
Time to get busy…