Life is Like a Carton of Eggs

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  • My son teases me about my blog and when something happens he’ll say, “Oh no, she’s going to blog about this”. He’s even made a game out of it when we’re hiking where he’ll point to a tree or some other object and say something like, “What would your tree blog be about…”, and off I go. He affectionately makes fun of me, but in a playful way. He seems to think I could write a blog on just about anything.

    I’m not sure it that’s a compliment or not, but regardless, it did get me thinking about the question- could I write a blog on anything? Can we be triggered by an inanimate object and find a deeper meaning in life? I believe the answer is yes- it’s there if we’re looking for it.

    Yesterday that question was put to the test. I met a new friend in Montana who gave me a gift of a dozen eggs from her free range hens. This was the first time I’ve ever received eggs as a gift and that alone could have been a blog.

    But what convinced me I had to blog about this experience is when I got home and opened the lid to this carton of eggs.

    The eggs were beautiful and all very different from one another!

    According to Forest Gump’s mother, ” Life is like a box of chocolates”, but I believe it’s more like a carton of eggs. Imagine my surprise when I opened the carton expecting to find the “normal” 12 white or brown eggs, but saw 12 eggs of all different colors and sizes. They were grey, tan, terracota, beige, ivory, white and even speckled ones.

    I guess I knew eggs weren’t always alike, but I was struck by the variety in color, size, texture and pattern. Granted, they were just eggs, but because of their outward differences yet inner possibility, I was reminded of the days of our lives.

    Each day we wake up and expect the day to  to look pretty much the same as the one before it- like a store-bought carton of eggs.

    But, what if today were the day for you to open a carton of Montana farm eggs and realize the unique possibility in the next 24 hours? Could today, Sunday, be a brown one or a gray one, or perhaps the speckled one rather than a predictable white one?

    Regardless of the color, shape or size, each day is a fragile gift that must be handled with love and care…. as it holds the power for greatness. Each of our days, just like these little eggs, holds the potential of birth, of life… for us and for our dreams.

    As we turn our clocks ahead today and spring into Springtime, it’s a great time to look into our metaphorical carton of eggs and see what dreams are there for us to birth.  I’m going for the speckled one today.

    Cherish this day for the gift that it truly is- unique, beautiful and full of incredible possibility- just like you. (But for now, I’m off to make an omelette). 🙂

    p.s. Carol, thank you again for the lovely gift!

    Gail Lynne Goodwin

    Gail Lynne Goodwin is the founder of InspireMeToday.com, bringing the best inspiration to the world. InspireMeToday.com provides free inspiration, each day from a new Inspirational Luminary, to a global community of folks from over 150 countries. Gail has interviewed many well-known names including Sir Richard Branson, Guy Laliberte, Seth Godin, Tony Hseih, Gary Vaynerchuk, Michael Gerber, Marci Shimoff, Jack Canfield and hundreds more. According to Mashable, Gail was one of 2009's Top 25 Most Inspirational People on Twitter. Prior to InspireMeToday.com, Gail spent several years as manager for her recording artist daughter, Carly. As a result of the success of their co-penned song, "Baby Come Back Home", Gail accompanied her daughter to bases in the US and to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba where Carly performed for our troops. Gail and Carly created the 'World's Longest Letter' of love and support and delivered the 18-mile long scroll on a month-long tour of Iraq and the Persian Gulf in 2006. Gail is excited to present her latest course, Love in 21 Days, a step-by-step guide to finding love online. Love in 21 Days is founded on a logical process that has been tested - and proven! - by not only Gail, but also by students around the world who too have found love. Gail is a published author and a regular writer for the Huffington Post. She offers mentoring and mastermind services to clients worldwide from her home in Whitefish, Montana. Follow Gail on Twitter or Google+.

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    1. Sam
      Sam says:

      Ha, just like people they are all different sizes and colors yet still all the same inside 🙂
      It what happens alone the way if not handled with love and care that counts.
      some might crack and spoil, some might fall and break, some will get fried,some scrambled, some Hard Boiled, and the lucky ones will grow to be an healthy and happy chicken and start it all over again
      Your Son is right hahahahahaha

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