Have you ever watched a rock climber? Over the Thanksgiving holiday, we hiked up a steep trail above the San Diego River on a brisk, sunny autumn day.
When we first glimpsed the rock climbers, they seemed to be alone, hanging off the rock face. They appeared to be in a precarious position high above the river, scanning for a hand hold, a secure foot hold.
The team members and the climber communicate by shouting directions and cautions and “Whoa” and “Help!” These happy team members encourage the climber, yell advice, and never ever let go of the rope that connects them to the person high on the rocks.
How about you? Who is on your team as you climb life’s cliffs? Think of the people who stand by in case you stumble, whenever you need help. This season of Thanksgiving is a good time to say thank you to them. Because no one climbs alone. We all need that lifeline that connects us. We all need to keep communication lines open. If you have a furry friend on your team, your life is probably all the richer, too.
As we move from Thanksgiving to Christmas holidays, wishing you joy and memorable times with your “team” this season.