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I’m a big fan of ‘thinking outside the box’. There’s magic to be found within each of us but only if you take the time to discover it (is that even grammatically correct? Well, you know what I mean).

Case in point: big box of treats for sharing but there are no plates available. What is one to do? Well, truth be told, there were plates available but they were far away and no one at the table wanted to go get them. IIIIII certainly didn’t plan on moving any time soon.

My brain goes into over drive. My eyes search the table to see what might pass as a plate or bowl. There isn’t much really and I can’t very well tear the box holding all the treats. I decide to roam into the nearby drawer (which is much closer than the plates). My eyes fall on the roll of aluminum foil.

Bingo. pic-instant-bowl

Instant container.

A few quick moves and I’ve transformed a small square of aluminum foil into my very own personal bowl perfect for the mango pudding that I was sharing with a gal pal. Sorry, the pudding didn’t last long enough for me to take any more photos than the terrible ones you see here! pic-instant-bowl

What started off as a social gathering with food and laughter also became an exercise in creativity and ingenuity. Sure, it was born out of pure laziness since no one wanted to fetch the plates. While others simply used napkins to eat their dainty pastries, you and I both know napkins would never have held up well against the mighty pudding.

End result: pure brain genius at work.

Yes, I do amaze myself sometimes (and yes, it doesn’t take much!).

Things to do: think outside the box even for small moments such as these. I could also tell you about the time I used elastic bands and paper clips to help out a friend who’d broken her eye glasses but I’ll save that one for another day! 🙂

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