A great example was as simple as a table. You see, in his early years he worked in a building with an elegant board room adorned with a long executive board room table that seated his entire creative team. While it looked official it was not made for teams of creative people doing collaborative projects. This seating arrangement was not designed for group discussions, eye contact, or a sense of inclusion for all members present. One day Ed Catmull and his team were forced to use a smaller room with a square table and it was the BEST meeting they had ever had. He immediately called for a large square table to replace the long table in the board room and as they say, the rest is history.
Why do I share this story? Because it can apply to every aspect of our lives as caregivers and as people in general. If we continue to do things the very same way with the same results, we may need to do something different. But different scares us to death! What if our way is the long executive table which works okay but God's way that He tells us about in Matthew 11:28 is the more productive square table that we didn't even know existed? God has some pretty amazing ideas and ways of doing things if we only allow Him in. What I also LOVE about this scripture is that He also offers us REST. Hello? I long for that wonderful thing and I am certain you do too. So in the year to come be open to new ways of doing things and just watch for the awesome things that can happen.