Artist Painter Mom (APM) gave birth to the beginning of Little Black Box’s character. She painted it flat black.
OK, I said beginning, y’all.
One day, APM brought Little Black Box to me. Said she knew I’d do something with it.
Giving character to something requires having its purpose in mind. I drew a blank.
Poor Little Black Box was a blank. It sat in the craft cave for several months, waiting patiently for its assignment. Little Black Box wanted a purpose, and almost daily was amid a flurry of activity for other items in the cave. Giving them color, attention, and care. A purpose.
Finally the day arrived. Little Black Box had a planned destination, a purpose, a “coffee creamer/sweetener station”. To proudly sit near Mr. Coffee. Someone to look up to. Someone to assist in making special wake-up potions.
The kitchen that needs more red required a “Red” Little Black Box. In this case, Valspar Quick Red.
The vision included knobs and feet painted a fashionable shiny silver.
But Quick Red Little Black Box wanted to keep the black knobs and feet. And have little hints of flat black showing through the Quick Red coat. A reminder of life on the shelf, as a flat black box, to show everyone something.
That we can be different, spiced with color character, and appreciate our life more – because of time waiting on the shelf. Because of where we came from. Who we were before our new Quick Red coat. Where we can wait patiently, and one day our Creator can give us a Quick Red shiny new coat, when our heart is open, when the time is right.
When we’re ready for our purpose.