Ice Breaker – What’s In Your Box?

Each week on The Stretched Blog, I ask an ice breaker question. The questions are designed to help us get to know each other here in The Stretched Community. I’ll provide my answer to the question here in the post, and then you can leave your response in the comments. While you’re in the comments section, see how others answered the ice breaker question.

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I was talking to a friend the other day about the Pilgrims on the Mayflower.  Apparently, the Pilgrims were permitted to bring a footlocker-sized box aboard the ship to store their possessions as they made the move from Europe to America.  They were on the boat for quite a while, so I’m guessing the possessions in their box became pretty precious.  Today’s question is all about your box.

Question:  If you were going on a long journey and could only take a footlocker-sized box, what would you put in the box?

My Answer:  Assuming my clothing and toiletries were all taken care of, I’d probably include the following:

  • My Bible
  • Several journals
  • Several pens
  • A photo of my family
  • A collection of my favorite books
  • My iPad and charger (you never know, they could have WiFi and power where I’m going)
  • A handful of my favorite CDs and a CD player (or some type of mp player with the songs already loaded)

Answer this week’s ice breaker question by leaving a comment. I look forward to reading your response! (As always, feel free to share links.) And keep Stretching!