31 Days of Lessons Learned: Day Thirty
One Small Idea Can Change Your Course
This is one of those lessons that can affect you on a minor scale and on a global scale. This is a lesson that can affect you as an individual, or the entire world. When an idea gets expressed, there’s a ripple effect and you really don’t know exactly how far that idea will go.
I’m not going to get that deep with this lesson though. We’re one day away from being done (and one day away from Halloween), so I’m going to talk about how a little idea affected how Halloween 2012 is going to play out.
I mentioned a few lessons ago that my daughter is going to be Batman for Halloween this year. Since the only costume I had was a Giant Banana, my plan was to go as a Giant Banana wearing a Batman shirt. Not too creative, but it’s all we had. While at work one day, my wife got the idea that I should go as Robin. Seems like a good idea, but the costume would be pretty tough to pull off right? Wrong. This little idea got into her head and she wouldn’t stop until she figured out how to make a Robin costume for me.
She ended up finding this picture…and it was on.
Based on this Robin costume, my wife knew is was a doable goal. She went to Jo-Ann Fabrics and got the supplies, while I raided my closet to make sure I had the right clothes to construct the Robin costume.
After about $10 at Jo-Ann Fabrics and some assistance from Aunt Pam, my wife had this…
Dane, the Boy Wonder
If you ask me, it looks 100 times better than the source material. We even watched about half of the ’60s Batman movie to make sure we had the right Burt Ward Robin look.
Because of the little idea my wife had, I’m looking forward to the best Halloween ever. My daughter may not remember it when she grows up, but we’ll have visual proof.
Let this little Halloween blog be a lesson to you. Don’t discount your ideas, no matter how small they are, because they could change the world…or at least the amount of fun you have on Halloween.
Thanks Rachel – I owe you one. You outdid yourself.