I don't know why, but frying pans always annoy me when I have to pack them, because they don't cooperate very nicely in boxes. They take up space and are awkward. So I had a brilliant idea - pack them in the empty backpacks that were laying around empty! My friend who was with me thought this was hysterical, and we had a good laugh about it. But it was a perfect solution. A good use for the backpacks, and a nice temporary home for the frying pans.
We all have so many "boxes" in life, often ones we aren't even aware of, and for most of our lives we go along not even realizing how automatically we do things. But it's nice to stir things up once in a while and think outside the box. This time I did it literally. Why can't frying pans be packed in backpacks? Who said they had to be in boxes labeled "kitchen"?
When we're willing to look at something just a little bit unconventionally, sometimes wonderful solutions will present themselves. We often get stuck with our problems because we aren't used to thinking more creatively about the solutions that are possible. Boxes are wonderful things, but they aren't the only solution. And often they box us in.
So here's my question for the day: What is your frying pan, and where is the backpack that's probably laying around waiting to accommodate it?
Frying pans, boxes, and backpacks. Life is good.