Cranks My Tractor

Published: Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 09:17 AM.

This co-worker and friend sits in the office next to me and is just like one of those kids growing up.  He is also well-educated, intelligent and very good at what he does, but he’s still a kid at heart.

When he came into my office, he was excited.  He joyfully noted, “Look what I have…”  He was holding a cardboard box.   He went into what good shape it was in and how strong the cardboard was.

“We could do something with it; we could make something.”

Then we wasted a little time discussing how it wasn’t large enough to make a fort or trap anyone.  We determined it would make a good fort for plastic army men – he noted he had an air rifle at home, but no firecrackers.

The sensation of the rope around my leg seemed to go away.

Good friends that won’t grow up and won’t let you grow up are the secret to it all.  Yes, there is still the job, the mortgage, the college tuition to worry about, but every once in a while if you just think about what you could do with a cardboard box, I think you’ll be ok.

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