Element of Grace
Be a river, not a swamp. -Victor M. Parachin
I read a story about a man who had climbed to the top of his field and was relatively well-known in his country. It had been a long struggle and he had suffered many hardships and often ridicule as he made his way up the ladder of success. One day he sat contemplating his past and how he had made it to the top. He thought of all the influences and the people who had an impact on his life. He thought of his deceased parents and all their years of labor and love. He thought too of his wife and her patience and sacrifice. His children were now grown, and they had made such an impact on his life and maturity through the years.