Yesterday, I shared the process of dismantling my mom’s clothesline and the lesson of knowing how deeply things are rooted in our lives. Something else stood out to me that afternoon.
When mom’s neighbor arrived to help, he quickly realized he didn’t have the right tool for hooking the chain to the stake. He made a quick trip to his house to grab what he needed. When he returned, he pointed out my dad had given him the tool years ago, knowing he’d use it with the many pieces of farm machinery he had.
It had come full circle. Dad used it for years, passed it along, then the current owner used it to fix what my dad had done. We need the right tools for the job; more importantly, we need people in our lives who share the right tools with us.
Today is a good day to share.