You don't have to stay inside the lines
Published on August 06, 2014She gave me the Spiderman coloring book and kept the Batman (Batman is both of our favorites, but she's 5 so I let her keep it). We both sat coloring for quite some time at his little craft table set up in the kitchen. Trading colors I did my best to color inside the lines. This is what we are taught, right? To color inside the lines. After some time I looked over at Faith's picture and every color spilled out onto the page. She looked at my picture and said, "Look at mine daddy. Mine is the best. Look at all my colors". It reminded me of how we are trained in life to conform. To stay inside the lines. It reminded me of a marketing piece Apple Computer put out years ago. Here is what it said: "Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do". [caption id="attachment_1510" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Power of Why[/caption] We are all unique. We all have the capacity to define our own lives with our own colors. Today's lesson remarkably comes to us from a 5-year-old little girl. You don't have to stay inside the lines. Have an excellent day.