The other day, I was sniveling my way (again) through this commercial when I did a mental double-take. As I watched the guy listen to and hug folks who stopped to talk on his couch, I thought: Hey, that’s like Ordinary Attempts!
A few days later, I took a deeper look behind the commercial. Turns out Kleenex ® is running a series of these called Letting it Out in America: The Social Landscape for Expressing Emotions. The series comes complete with a survey exploring “Americans’ perceptions about emoting” which reveals “Americans believe that expressing their emotions is healthy, although few do it often.” So, in order to help folks do more emoting, they’re taking a couch around to different cities, asking some questions to encourage folks to “let it out,” and putting highlights from these sessions into various commercials.
While I find the concept alone rather interesting, I was more intrigued by some particular results of the survey . . .
So Paul took his stand in the open space at the Areopagus and laid it out for them: "I'm here to introduce you to this God.... He doesn't play hide-and-seek with us. He's not remote; he's near. We live and move in him, can't get away from him!" ~Acts 17