Today I did something important: I built something with my own hands. Yesterday I “designed” a garden planter box, did the maths, gathered the materials, and today I built it. My hands are sore and other things probably will be tomorrow too. I have blisters and it feels really good. It’s easy to forget how important it is to put your back into something and step back when you’re done to admire it.I create on the computer all the time but it’s different. I get sore from playing with the kids, and that’s important too, but it’s different. We need this. I think all people really need to put their hands on pieces and make them into some kind of whole. It’s part of who we are and I am thankful that today it was part of me. Who knew a simple, empty cedar box could fill me so?