The Turtle on the Fencepost

Have you ever heard the statement – when you see a turtle on a fence post you know he didn’t get there by himself?

The essence of that quote is that every one of us are who we are, what we are and where we are first by God’s mercy (otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this) and then by the contribution of so many folks who have built into our lives.

Think of that Sunday School teacher who, for absolutely no pay, prepared and came every Sunday to share the truth of God’s Word. Or that school teacher who, for far too little pay, patiently taught not only the subject matter but valuable life lessons of perseverance and pushing farther than you thought you could go. A parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle or even a neighbor who believed in you and supported you when no one else even gave you a chance, much less a kind word or helping hand.

All of those folks helped you get on the fence post. Take time today to write a card or letter (yes, an old fashioned pen and ink letter) to let them know you remember what they did and you appreciate them for it. It’ll do more for them than you can imagine.

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