Self-reliance


My ability to remain self-reliant has been on my mind for the past three or four weeks, with no answers coming forward. But then I turned on the television and as I flipped through the channels, I saw John Ratsenberger (Cliff Clavin on Cheers, Toy Story’s Hamm the Piggy Bank, and Yeti from Monsters University) on the ‘700 Club,’ and what he was saying caught my ear:

“We used to be a country of self-reliant people. As individuals, we were self-reliant. Regardless of your job, you could be a pastor, you could be an attorney, you could be a stockbroker, but you still had other skills,” Ratzenberger told CBN host Wendy Griffith. “You could change a car tire, mend your roof, do some gardening, you knew something about horses, something or farming. But that’s all changed. So we’ve gone from being a self-reliant country to a self-deluded country. And then we  assume someone else is going to take care of this problem for us.”

His comments ‘hit the nail on the head’ so to speak for me and I realize – I’ve nothing to worry about when it comes my ability to be self-reliant.

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