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ON TOP OF THE FENCEPOST


Alex Haley, the author of "Roots," had an unusual picture hanging on his office wall. It was a picture of a turtle on top of a fence post. When asked, "Why is that there?" Alex Haley answered, "Every time I write something significant, every time I read my words & think that they are wonderful, & begin to feel proud of myself, I look at the turtle on top of the fence post & remember that he didn’t get there on his own. He had help."


That is the basis of thankfulness - to remember that we got here with the help of God, & that He is the provider of every blessing we have.


SOURCE: Melvin Newland, Minister, Central Christian Church, Brownsville, TX.

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