Thank you, neighbours.
The first warm day of the year blew in yesterday afternoon in a matter of minutes. When we've had below seasonal temperatures for weeks, a day like this is sacred.
Thank you, neighbours, for not breaking out the leaf blowers or any [two-stroke yard equipment, so all of us could enjoy dinner outside with only the happy sounds of birds chirping and children playing.
Thank you for not burning wood and smoking us out, so we could open the windows and let in all that nice fresh air. I don't mind hotdogs, but I really don't want my house and clothes to smell like them.
Imagine if every day could be like yesterday.
Sometimes what matters most is not what you do, but what you don't do. We will never solve all the problems of the world. But if we can learn to live respectfully with our neighbours, we have a fighting chance at changing the world.
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