One Sows and Another Reaps

gratitudeHave you taken the time to acknowledge and thank those that have helped you along the way? No matter where you are in life, you didn’t get there all by yourself.

Everyone gets some type of help from those who have come before them, those who walk beside them, as well as those who follow them. There is no such thing as a self-made man or woman. Now, you may be tempted to say that you are a self-made man or woman, but before you do, go way back and think about all your teachers throughout your educational years. I am sure a couple of them helped you better understand a subject, which led to you graduating. Let’s not forget about your parents who taught and helped mold you to become the person you are today. Even if your parents weren’t the best parents, they still taught you something which stuck with you and made you strive for more, so they too helped you. I am sure there are loads of people that have helped you along the way in some capacity, some of them you may not even realize they were helping you at all. Therefore to take credit for where you are in life is not a good idea.

However, the one that helped you the most is God. He helped you by aligning the right people in your life path to help guide and support you along the way. Without his divine plan to bring those people into your life, whether they are good or bad, you would not be where you are today.

There are so many people driven by the need to receive credit, applause and attention and yet, they show no form of acknowledgement to those that have helped them as they were coming up through the trenches.

Allow yourself to be different, don’t be so driven for compliments, attention and various forms of accolades that you forget to thank those that have helped lift you up, those who have encouraged you, guided you, and supported you along your journey, because none of us can do it alone.

Always remember (John 4:37) “One Sows and Another One Reaps.”


  1. AMEN!

    • A fellow blogger/authoress sent me this because she knows how much I value this belief. It made me think of my wife, Suki, and I was touched by emotion over it. Thank you. I would beg your leave to make one suggestion, however, and it is this: When one person sows, BOTH reap. Gratitude is its own reward. Baraka Bashad.
      Chazz Vincent

      • Glad it touched you in some way and you are totally correct. 🙂

    • Amen! 🙂

  2. Reblogged this on All But Homeless and commented:
    Thank you Cheryl Fosten for this post. It holds deep meaning for me today…. it is so true! Often, WE FORGET. Every person who crosses our path helps, molds, and influences is one way or another. In times of plenty WE TEND TO FORGET, that we WERE all SUPPORTED in one way or another ALONG the way. 🙂

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