Three years ago I wrote a post entitled “Living Outside the Box. Doin it When You Don’t Feel Like It.”
The comments on that post inspired hundreds of people, me included. Many of you are new to this site and I would love to get your input. Based on the response last time, your comments will brighten the day of more people than you can imagine. Enjoy, and please leave a comment.
People often ask me, “How do you do comedy and present a message of hope on those nights when you don’t feel funny and you’re not exactly bubbling over with enthusiasm?
Benjamin Franklin hinted that some people give up. He said, “Many men die at 25 and aren’t buried until they are 75.” How do YOU keep from throwing in the towel. How do YOU stay out of “The Box?”
I am convinced that YOU who actually “live everyday life” have some of the best answers to how to keep “living everyday life” when you are tempted to “box it up.” I am also convinced that some of us authors and speakers miss out on your wisdom because we spend more time creating than living….. SO….
If you are a stay at home mom, I want to hear how you get kids ready for school and coordinate a household and family during those days when you don’t even feel like getting out of bed, those days that your daydreams run contrary to your reality.
If you are a career person, how do you continue to hammer out the work required when you feel like you have run out of ideas and energy at the same time, when you have lost the passion for your job?
Pastors and spiritual leaders, how do you continue to preach and inspire when you feel spiritually dry and doubt’s shadow flutters at the edges of your brain?
Writers with an empty mind, when you’re staring at an empty page, how do you fill that page and then another, and another?
How do those of you who are facing a new career, a new family, or a risky adventure move beyond fear and step into the unknown?
Where do you find the strength and inspiration to continue if tragedy has interrupted your life and now you must find a way to move forward?
If I have missed your calling or situation, feel free to fill in the blanks and have at it. I found the insights so valuable three years ago that I want do this again and post your comments in a future blog post. Of course I will not use your name.
I guarantee someone will find your insights a great motivator to wake up and live outside the box so…
Leave a comment, help someone live.