We can all be afraid of the dark!
Many of us will remember being scared of the dark as kids; we used to ask for a night light to be left on, or the light in the hallway, because we didn’t know what might happen in the darkness. Children have nightmares about monsters under the bed or ghosts appearing at night… but on this one day a year we like to dress up and celebrate the things which would normally terrify us!
Even as adults, we can sometimes feel scared of ‘the darkness’… frightened that dark things might happen to us or our families. The nightmares don’t always stop when we grow up, it’s just that the fears and anxiety changes. If we stop and think about the world today, it doesn’t take long before we realise that it’s pretty dark. News reports regularly remind us of the terrible things that are happening. It can be so easy to hear these stories and become fearful of the world we live in or the possibility that something might happen to us or our loved ones.