I was reminded of valuable life lessons tonight: Perspective is variable, challenge reality, and value is multifaceted. Intrinsic value is mindful value.
I had gotten so closed minded of late with all the studying and valuation measures, risk management, disaster recovery, business continuity and on and on that my brain was getting cemented in "the right way". Until recently I always challenged that mentality to find optimal solutions and explore all options. I limited myself trying to be like everyone else...
However, noone told Zelda her new Popit was a drink lid. She saw a Pop-it, and loved it. Her perception of a popit did not limit her to only the colorful and pricy silicone fidget toys. She isnt wrong. She also approached it optimistically and with a loving heart.
Value is not always obvious. Thinking outside the box is wonderful, but to fully realize the value in all things, a type of free thought can be applied without controlling barriers, cages, or that dang "box". So many people are out to "think outside the box" that the box is lost in transit and the perception of tangible degrades. To put it in hunting terms, when trying to hit a moving target, sometimes "Zooming out" isnt as helpful as not using the scope at all.
Zelda: Daddy, you like Pop-it?
Me: It's ok
Zelda: I love my new Pop-it, you play?
Me: What new Pop-it?
Then she hands me the lid from her drink and popped 2 of the dimples.
Zelda: So fun Pop-it, Daddy. You play? I share, you can play with my Pop-it.
I recorded a video as soon as I could find my phone