Wait….you had help!
People who claim that they do not need anyone else in their life will eventually be forced to prove it.
In the hallway of the school where I was principal I posted along the wall little sayings or quotes that including nuggets of wisdom. One of them read:
“I am trying hard to sing your praises, but you are so loud no one can hear me.”
There was a little picture of a classical opera singer, large horns and all, that was singing with all her enormous volume over the top of a little guy that was trying to sing as well.
That’s how life is sometimes. We wonder, when we stop to catch our breath from uttering a long string of braggadocios past feats, why no one else is talking about us.
Well….maybe they tried and we weren’t listening. Possibly wouldn’t have even heard them anyway over the sound of our own voice.
Or, imagine for a moment, that they are looking at a talking turtle on a fence post telling them how much he has accomplished in life ALL BY HIMSELF. No problem too big, no job too hard, no fence post too tall…
You’d stare too!
Let’s not give ourself a chance to prove what we can do “all by ourself”.
Show your appreciation for the people in your life that have helped you get where you are today. A simple “Thank You” speaks volumes…especially from the top of the fence post.