MouseHunt is putting on a little Halloween "special" event. To help change things up for those who play the game, a few times a year the Developers of the game throw "special events". Themes seem to be Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Chinese New Year and to celebrate the game's "Birthday" too. Maybe even "normal" New Year stuff too, but i am not sure. Anyway, they've also redone some of the pictures of the "normal" mice they have, plus opened up a seasonal special area: Haunted Territories. I particularly like the cyborg-like event mice that are there. Variety is the spice of life.
Speaking about Halloween. I have never been a big fan of Halloween. I take that back... i had a phase in my early ten years where i tried to embrace it, but in the back of mind it was creepy and unsettling. As i've gotten older i have come to feel that Halloween is not something that should be embraced. It has the feel of the glorification of death and evil things. It has the feel of the attempt to make such things "normal", accepted, even admired to a degree. Please do not misunderstand what i am saying, i am not judging or condemning those who embrace and enjoy this holiday. It is not my place to do either. I am only sharing my opinion on the matter. The blog of a Pastor in Plano, TX, Gunny, had an excellent post regarding his thoughts on the matter. It would seem that he and i are in the minority.
I had my first visit with a counselor last week. It was a good visit, and i am very grateful that he was Christian. To be honest i was, and am, very nervous about my faith and beliefs being trivialized or discarded. Not that i have ever experienced that first hand, but it was a concern of mine. We prayed before hand, and then since it was my first visit, we pretty much covered the basics, etc. This is not a diagnosis, but it would seem i am struggling with "abandonment anxiety" probably stemming from my childhood. I have a follow up visit scheduled for this week, and plan to continue for at least the short term. In the interim he encouraged me to exercise (or get back in the habit) and to meditate on Philippians 4:4-7:
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (ESV)
While this is a "Duh!" moment, he reminded me to also meditate on how much, and how far, God has brought me. And it has been helpful. I have many friends who have mentioned that very thing has been an encouragement to them. If for them... why not me? 8)
I am going to wrap this chaotic post up by saying that... i have lost my Flair image files! I have no idea where i misplaced them... so... i will be working on rebuilding my image library once more. I still LOVE the Flair app on Facebook and still skim through the pieces of flair, and i am still creating pieces to share. As of the writing of this post i have over 6,400 flair points, just shy of 900 pieces of flair (no duplicates that i am currently aware of), and i have created over 225 pieces. I hope to rectify this problem soon so i can begin to give my posts some color once more.