Reach out,be grateful

TOO many times we take the help we receive from others for granted. The truth is, all of us have benefited in ways both small and large from parents, teachers, pastors, relatives and friends who have invested in our lives.

How often do we stop to thank them? How often do we take the time to let them know that what they did made a difference? How often do we express the simple words that would mean so much to them.

Sometimes, we get so busy with the duties and responsibilities of life and simply forget those who have helped. Other times, our pride doesn’t want to acknowledge the contributions of others so that we can give ourselves more credit for what we have accomplished.

But as the old saying goes, if you see a turtle sitting on a fence post, he probably didn’t get there by himself.

Do not let pride render you ungrateful. Take time to reach out and express gratitude to those who have contributed to your life.

DHARMENDRA KUMAR,Suva