We added a new ice cube tray to our family of pink, one blue one. I'm not one to mix and match because I like things to match and line up in the freezer BUT our daughter needed one ice tray for a school project. Rather than letting the other collect dust in a cupboard, I washed it and put it to use.
Well, now I know another reason to use all the same ice cube trays, if the mismatched colors isn't enough, look at what Mr. Blue did. He stole half of the pink's ice cubes. This was not very nice yet it did make us laugh quite a bit. As I look back, it wasn't that funny, we must have been overtired.
Anyway, I share this goofy story because we are like these trays sometimes, teenagers especially. Think about it, you have a comfortable group of friends or acquaintances and it's hard to let someone new, regardless of how wonderful they seem, into the "circle of trust" if you will. BUT it is important to let go of our fear and level of comfortable sometimes because who knows, the newbie, like this blue ice cube tray might need to find their inner leader.
Who knows, they might compliment your group of friends and lead you to new and exciting things. Like some of the ice cubs that stayed in the pink tray, not everyone is ready to break from the pack and try to new things or let new people in. This doesn't make them a bad person, they just need a little more time but eventually everyone in the tray is taken out of the freezer so their purpose can be utilized to help others.
Whether you are the ice cube remaining in the freezer until the "next time" or the one clinging on to something new and exciting, remember, we aren't meant to sit around and evaporate. There is a bigger and more wonderful plan before us. We need only trust and get out of the tray. A special thanks to Mags for holding the ice tray for me to capture a picture.
Are you the ice cube in the pink tray or the one following the blue into something new and exciting and letting go of your safety net?
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323