Tuesday, April 2, 2013
A-Z blogging challenge:
B is for Box of Crayons
Every once in awhile, in the torrent that is same-sounding business/life advice, there is a bright spot. Maybe it's in content, maybe it's in delivery. In an ideal world, it is both.
This is not a promotional post: I don't know anyone at Box of Crayons, I haven't done business with them, and I'm not getting any kickbacks.
I just like their message: Anyone can do good work. Few people set the bar at great work.
This applies to all of us, in my mind, whether you're a SAHM or retired, or somewhere on the "corporate" ladder. It's about getting to what you do best, and doing more of THAT. For me, it means letting some things go while focusing more deeply on more important, necessary items--my interests and curiosities are so wide, I can get scattered between them. I don't want to miss ANYthing; what if something interesting is happening over there, while I'm focused over here?
So, what I say to myself is: Get over it. You're not missing out on anything. You don't need to see/hear/absorb it all. Pick wisely, your life and time is limited. (Some days I'm better at hearing that than others, of course!)
When I first discovered Box of Crayons, I was struck by their logo. Me and my color love.
Then I saw a video or two from their movie library, and I realized I'd seen some of their videos around the internet, but hadn't pursued figuring out where they came from. There are longer videos in the library that--when you have time--are worth a peek, but this one gives you a quick sense of what they're driving at: You're alive! Do something!
The Box of Crayons logo is more, to me, than just a bunch of colored dots. It reminds to me to pick the best colors in the box to color the picture (life!) in front of me. And to do it boldly. No timid middle.
Have a great day!
What's this A-Z business about? Check out my kick-off post. And stay tuned for the random joy and nonsense I concoct during the month of April!
P.S. B is also for birthdays, of which my brother has one--today! Happy birthday, Shelby. Here's hoping for a flu-free and joyful day (and year to come!) for you. xo