One Brick Wonder

Remember the Pink Floyd song of the late 70’s: “All in all you’re just another brick in the wall . . .” Have you ever felt that way–like just a number, insignificant, too small to make an impact, like “just another brick in the wall?” Take heart today, that feeling is about to hit a brick wall.

Consider this, at 8 X 4 X 2 1/4 inches, a standard brick is relatively small. It takes over 9000 bricks to make even a modestly-sized 1500 square foot home. Yet, despite its size, it has been and continues to be the leading choice of builders and homeowners alike. Why? Because of its content. Yes, bricks are small, but they are designed to endure the elements, withstand impact, and to make a statement with their great potential for beautiful architecture.

Take for example, the Great Wall of China. Built between the 5th century BC and the 16th century, its purpose was to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire. It stretches for over 4,000 miles. An urban legend credits it with being the only manmade structure visible to the naked eye from the moon. It is still significant enough today that it is deemed one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Just like the journey of a thousand miles starts with one step, this wall of a thousand of miles began with one brick. Size is irrelevant; it’s substance that determines your destiny. What you are made of, the content of your character, will dictate what kind of a brick you will be. Will you be just a single, lowly brick or will you be a brick of “Great Wall” magnitude? Will you be a brick with compact fate or one with an impact great? Will you be a stumbling block or a building block? You are just another brick in the wall and your moments of today will be your monuments of tomorrow. What will you be building, shacks or castles?


One response to “One Brick Wonder

  1. Oh I remember it well and great insiration there to make the mind gears really work!

    Just wait until you’re reaching Mile Marker 21,000 !

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