Open the windows

Dear Max,

Open the windows on your car, in your home and everywhere in between. When I was growing up we had a thing that my dad called 4-60 air – meaning 4 windows down at 60 miles per hour. 

We weren’t focused on staying in for the cold air, whether it was in the car or at home. We spent most of our summers at my Grandma Iva’s house and she didn’t have air conditioning until she was 86. Instead of clamoring to stay inside we found other ways to stay cool like going swimming, laying in the hammock under the big apple tree, playing a ton of different sports and the ever popular garage sale picking! We didn’t stop there, we trash picked, rebuilt and sold bikes for profit on the curb. We fixed lots of things for us, for neighbors and for strangers. We gave directions. We seeked direction.

It brought us together. We all did a lot more together because we were all outside, most all the time. We learned from each other. 

When you open the windows you open doors to opportunity.

Love,

Dad

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