You Aren't Boring
Korey & I were both sitting in front of our computers "working" tonight. In an effort to keep my kiddo from mischief (and out of my hair) I pulled out crayons & her Elmo coloring book. She plopped down next to me and began scribbling away in so many different colors. Shortly after she began, Korey shut his computer to join her. I had to follow suit.
I sat staring at Elmo & a puppy. Pretty quickly I decided to color the puppy white with brown spots to ensure I would have to color the least amount possible since the paper is already white. I've never been a huge fan of coloring because it makes my hand cramp up so the least amount of coloring makes sense. Glancing over at her beautiful mess of colors suddenly my "proper" and sort of half-hearted, in the lines effort just didn't seem to cut it.
When did I get so boring?
Why do I have to color the dog with brown spots just because most dogs don't have purple or pink fur? Why do I have to settle for what's easiest & most acceptable & most seen? Why do I have to write songs that are more appealing to a certain group of people? Why do I have to play a political game at work? Why do I pretend to have it all in the lines, neat and orderly just because other parents achieve that same "look"?
I don't have to do any of those things. So I colored my dog purple!
Of course this post isn't about Elmo & his purple dog with brown spots. It's about so much more. It's about tapping into the creative, unique and so not boring purpose that we are each meant to live with. What makes you? What have you imagined in your heart & mind but haven't stepped into? What passions are you ignoring?
Last Sunday my pastor said "the wildest dreams come in the darkest of night". Wow. What dreams are waiting to be brought to life? Put pen/crayon/paint to paper. Step into the unknown. Do it in faith. Do it with purpose. Quit trying to be just like everyone else. You aren't them and you are definitely not boring!