Appreciate The Life That You Live

Halloween is fast approaching us in a few days and with it comes great classic Halloween movies that I love to indulge myself in. One movie that’s become somewhat of a liking of mine is “The Nightmare Before Christmas” because of the movie’s ability to blend Christmas and Halloween into one spectacular tale.

Jack Skeleton is the king of Halloween and he lives in Halloween Town. The town its filled with monsters and a lot of spooky stuff, which I might add frightened my five year old for awhile, but she soon realized that they were all just really silly characters. Jack is tired of doing the same thing over and over again every year and he craves for something new. One day he stumbles upon many doors that leads to different holidays. Of course he opens the door to Christmas and as soon as he discovered what it was, he was enthralled and wanted to know everything there is to know about it. He is convinced that it is unfair that his town doesn’t get to celebrate Christmas, so he sets out to become the new Santa Claus.

If you have watched the movie, then you would know Jack ruins Christmas and scares the living shit out of all the kids. Even the military are called upon to stop him by shooting him down because everyone knows he is an imposter and not the real Santa Claus. Jack survives but he becomes extremely upset about his fate, however he soon realizes his new appreciation for Halloween.

With his experience with Christmas, Jack’s love for Halloween has been reignited and ends up saving Christmas by saving Santa Claus from Oogie Boogie, a boogeyman. Santa Claus fixes everything and treats Jack and his friends to some wintery snow.

This movie reminds us that what we have is something to appreciate. We may always wonder about the other side of the grass or we think about what others have and are filled with envy. That feeling of envy is often misguided and we take what we have for granted. What we think we want is actually what we already have but at times we become so enthralled in what we don’t have. We lose sight of ourselves and we begin to want what others may have. We begin to mistreat the people in our lives and the things we have acquired for so long. We look at them with disdain and our eyes begin to glitter when we see something new. But what we really need is to appreciate what we do have.

What we have is our past manifestations and our past feelings of the life we envisioned for ourselves. What we have, identifies our strengths as individual human beings. What we have, is what separates us and what makes us different and that is something we need to appreciate about ourselves. I am not writing about material goods, but a sense of appreciation for all you have been through and the path you have.

Your journey has brought you here at this present moment and out has made you the person that you are currently. That is something to be so proud of and it is something that you should cherish forever. Love the journey that brought you here, with it the people and the experiences you have encountered. Your life is truly magical and you do not need to live anyone else’s life to know that. – Peace and Love.

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