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Building Some Patience


Today for the first day in a long time, we didn't build Legos.


We've been building Legos everyday it's been too smoky to go outside.


We love Legos, but we don't love them as much as the outdoors.


Covid's been cleaning out all the things we once considered needs but were actually wants.


Movies, Beer Festivals, Packed Bars, Concerts, Courtside Seats, Date Nights: turns out they're just wants.


A little fresh air, a cool breeze, a picnic, a walk in the park: turns out these are my needs.


Today, after a week hiding away from the smoke and the heat, we got the chance to do all of these things and it was nothing short of miraculous.


As Thich Nhat Hahn puts it: “People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child—our own two eyes. All is a miracle.”


Breathe it all in, while you can.

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