• Storage Containers

    This topic can be about two different things that are on opposite sides of the spectrum for the storing of items.

    One line of thought would fall down the rabbit hold of storing containers that have a lot of your stuff in them.

    The other line of thinking would go down the spectrum of actually storing your stuff in a storage facilities.

    Well, let’s go down that rabbit hole.

    I have a lot of experience using boxes as my main storage containers to just hold all of the possessions that I had. There was a lot of random stuff I had piling up in my home, and Iit took somebody else saying something to me to figure out how to organize all of my stuff. The reason I am so into boxes is that they literally saved my life. I was a hoarder. I was going down a touchy path where I was starting to live in my own filth, and there was just no way to actually get to cleaning and take care of the mess that accumulated over the years. Thank the heavens I made a serious life choice that changed it for the better. By establishing that I will store all of the random stuff I had in boxes, it created enough space for me to use for other things. I was actually able to clean my home again. I could have people over to the house without feeling embarrassed about the mess in the other room. My life was becoming whole again, and it was honestly thanks to the storage boxes that I had.

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  • Outside the Box

    What is your great fear?

    Most of modern society will come up with fears of pain, heights, abandonment, public speaking, or some other pre-conceived belief they harbor that holds them back from experience. We all have something in particular we fear, and it is perfectly okay. We also have things that make us feel whole. Talking with other people, being with your friends, enjoying time with your family, exercise, learning, and so on. What is it that takes up your mind more? Fear? Excitement? Ideas? Same-ol’-same-ol? Boring life? What would you rather have take up your mind?

    What is not okay is holding back creativity. Perhaps the greatest and most common fear held in today’s society is to THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX. Whether it be due to religious beliefs telling you that your thoughts are wrong, immoral, and not to be thought of, the reinforcement of others that creative thoughts are stupid, or anything else, the belief that thinking outside of the box is stupid is completely backwards and absolutely the opposite idea that is correct.

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    Thinking outside the box is the best thing you can do to contribute to society during your time here on Earth. When people’s thoughts are stifled and they are told to conform to the norms of society, they are being completely withheld from reaching their true potential. Anything that has been accomplished, and will be accomplished came due in part from people thinking differently from anyone else.

    In my life, I had the blessing of being mentored by smart and free thinking member’s of society. My parents were rebellious in their own ways by having a child under the age of 18. And, being a young child growing up around people who could share the same generation of people as me allowed them to confide in me a lot of their insights that they developed through their life to that point. When I was in my teenage years, a family friend of my parents started to become a major mentor in my life. Throughout my life up until that point, one thing that I heard often in school was that I did not fit in. Having started his own business, WalnutCreekPests.com¬†at the ripe age of 19, he was not necessarily a society conformer. He did not get a traditional job after high school, did not go to college, and he seemed to not care what others thought of him. He told me the biggest advice that he had to share was to something he heard from Robert Downey Junior. “Listen, smile, agree, and then do whatever the fuck you were gonna do anyway.” These words are powerful because, while, most of what people have to say is B.S., do the courtesy of listening and see if there is anything you can take from it. Other’s opinions can influence you, but if you are a free enough thinker, you can use what you learn and still do whatever you want to anyway. Continue reading  Post ID 45


  • Presents

     

    When the time for a gift comes around for a person, people are most likely to be satisfied with their gifts if they get to enjoy the novelty of tearing off the wrapping paper and opening a box. When you hand someone an envelope with a simple gift card, ticket, or money, there is only so much that can fit into an envelope. People are less likely to be surprised by what they find in the envelope as there are only so many things that can fit in there. With a box, there is an absurd amount of things that could be hiding inside. Basically nothing is predictable by stashing away your gift in a box.

    One Christmas year, my grandparents played a little trick on me the whole time. My grandma had asked what I would like for Christmas, and I was upfront and honest with her and told her that money is tight, and anything that could help my finances would be a delight.

    Well for Christmas that year, to my astonishment, there would loads of presents that were signed to me underneath the tree. I was puzzled, but had no anguish toward the situation. So as we sat down around the living room and gifts were beginning to be passed around, my grandma brought my first gift up to me with a big smile on her face in the form of a very large box. I was again very unsure of what to expect as I had year in and year out received presents in a large box and gift cards and money in an envelope. But, the excitement stirred inside me as I awaited to open it.

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  • Pack Up and Away

    When moving from location to location, depending on the size of the move, you’re probably going to need something to contain all of your stuff. One of the neatest and most useful inventions in mankind’s history has been thought of the common box.

    One of the more likely sayings you have heard is to think outside of the box, but what if you are packing the stuff that you thought of outside the box into the box, what would you think about that now?

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