Yep tis the season, but there is one thing missing. You must "pass it up". Yep someday you will get the chance to do something for someone else and you will think about your free saw and get the chance to "pay it up." I know you have done for others many times, but when the chance arrives, think of your saw and pass it up.
Just yesterday the wind was howling at my place. The snow was blowing and it was down to the single digits. I looked up at my weathervane and the thing was spinning into the wind.
So what is so big about that?
Last Fall I needed a 3/4 inch marble or steel ball to act as a bearing for my weathervane. In a days time Tod Evans sent me one. When I asked him how much, he said "pass it up". Yesterday, despite the wind, the cold, the weather and the snow, the wethervane still worked and I could not help but think of Tod's generosity and a simple gift that made something work so well. When the time comes, I'll pass it up too.
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"