Is This Really a Texan Saying?
Friday night I attended a graduation ceremony. The keynote speaker for commencement was a Texan who shared what he claimed wass a “saying we have in Texas.” I have yet to find a Texan who will corroborate his claim, but here’s the bit:
If you see a turtle on a fence post, he didn’t get up there by himself.
His point was that no one can reach heigths alone…what he failed to mention was…if a turtle ends up on top of a fence post, said turtle is SCREWED!
His point is a valid one, but even more profound is the idea that once one is at the top, if they don’t have help, they are completely helpless.
Whether you’re a graduate or a turtle, be willing to help those who need a hand up, but also be willing to step in and run a rescue mission when the situation calls!