They come in all kinds of colors. They can be eaten or dissolved in one’s mouth. Then their sticks can be used to build tiny boats, boxes, and other fascinating objects. I’m talking, of course, about the Popsicle.

But what is the original Popsicle? Inquiring minds want to know.

The year was 1905. An 11-year-old boy named Frank Epperson mixed up some fruit-flavored soda powder and mistakenly left the glass outside overnight. When he awoke the next morning, he discovered the beverage had frozen, with the stirring stick in the middle. He shared this “soda on a stick” with his friends, and kept making them as a kid.

Fast forward Frank’s life to the age of 30. After several failed attempts in business, he didn’t know what to do to make money. A friend reminded him of his “soda on a stick” invention. His buddy said there might be a market for this.

Having nothing to lose, Frank patented his idea, and called it “Popsicle.” The idea caught on, and Frank became rich.

Here’s the point. In each of us is one great idea. What is yours? Think outside the box. Figure out what you do well. And then go for it!

Paul said it like this – “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind” (Romans 12:2).

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