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The “Cindy Box”…

So I know I’m not alone in this.  I have my own car.  And by “own car” I use the term loosely.  You see – I have a 17 year old son who thinks my car is his car. So it IS my car – but it isn’t – you get the idea.  I have a center console for all my CD’s and personal items – you know the kind – extra chap stick – lotion – mints – personal women items (for emergencies) etc. etc.  At least this is something that I can call my very own.  At least sometimes.  When and IF I ever get the privilege of driving my own car.  I know where everything is – and I’m a very happy camper – especially if no one has “messed” with my CD’s.

So I’m in Greg’s truck, right?  Several weeks ago.  And little by little I was starting to notice that for some strange (unknown) reason – he has NOTHING in his center console that has ANYTHING to do with a “girl”.  Yup – that would be me.  So I was needing something one day and said to myself,” we really need to have that item in the truck” – and sure enough – little by little – my “things” started to take over Greg’s very masculine truck.

Well today – after noticing that another one of my “favorite” items was missing from his truck – he said to me – “you need your own special little box to put your items in – and NOT a clear box either!!!!”  So we were at Staples today and  I happily picked out a pretty little blue pencil box to put my little items in – and we have named it the “Cindy Box”.  I have important things in it and it will sit behind us in Greg’s truck – so that if I need something I will know just where to find it.  All neat.  All contained.  Just for me.

How many of our lives are like this?  Contained in a box for different things in our lives.  We have our “Sad” box – our “Happy” Box – even our “I’m hiding from the world” box.  It is a much easier thing to do – put things away in each one of these boxes – I mean you never know when you might need them again, right?  Like a compartment to a suitcase – take that emotion and “pack it away” put the lid on really tight – lock it – and forget about it – never to deal with it again.  Problem is – life is just not like that.  Our emotions are not like “things” in our lives.  We can’t just simply put them in a box and forget about them again.  God did not make us like this.  To stuff.  To hide.  To deflect.  To deny.  Eventually – those emotions will come to the surface – and the lid will be blown clear off!

I would encourage you NOT to put your emotions – especially the tough ones – in a box with the lid on tight – so no one will see them or guess what’s inside.  Be authentic with God and each other.  Recognize your tendency to run and hide – or deny difficult times in your life.  Give it completely to God today.  And for everything else – get a little box and keep your personal things in it – it has really helped Greg be a much happier camper 🙂

I am praying for you today

God Bless


Comments on: "The “Cindy Box”…" (6)

  1. Terri Conrardy said:

    Cindy – what a great idea! I definitely need a Terri box. I can totally relate to the “my car” thing – I have a 17 year old daughter who really thinks “mycar” is hers…and often I find my CD was ejected from the CD player and I cannot find it – My brand new Mandesa CD was tossed into the back seat floor! My visor – filled with my favorite Christian CD’s -was also tossed to the floor in the back seat! I can’t imagine treating someone else’s special things like that!

  2. Mine would be a Purple Box.

  3. Love it. The Cindy box. SO PERFECT and such a brilliant idea. Now you’ve made me want a Jessica box.

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