27 May '12, 6pm

Positivity in Action: The Labor of Change: For all my positivity talk and changing my thinking patterns, there

Positivity in Action: The Labor of Change: For all my positivity talk and changing my thinking patterns, there

For all my positivity talk and changing my thinking patterns, there is nothing like the 3D efforts of working to change the world we live in to bring a reality check. We spent the weekend clearing out most of the grass for the new courtyard design at our local high school. Ideas are where things start; but truly, moving dirt and rocks, digging stubborn clumps of sod out of hard clay soil is the real work of making the world a better place. Like a pendulum, I swung between grumbling about giving up my entire weekend to the efforts, to basking in the sweet and surprising balm of building community in the process. Yesterday, the community was only two heroic dads and I, who gave up their Saturday to a stubborn and inconsistent sod cutter. First off, a sod cutter is some seriously hard working machinery. I did my share of pulling the shaking machine through the tall grass (not...

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