My experiences throughout this campaign had a profound impact on me.
Not being one to keep quite when good news abounds I find myself giving testimony to God’s abundant grace and blessings as witnessed by all who choose to be His hands and feet for a few days last week. My constant refrain has been, as much as we poured into the lives of our neighbors, I personally feel like we were blessed by these experiences with them even more. This has truly been a win-win for everyone involved.
While reflecting on examples of these two fold blessings my granddaughter peered up and said
“This was a symbiotic relationship.”
“A symbiotic relationship? You know what a symbiotic relationship is?”
“Yes.” She gently said.
Curious I asked her to explain symbiotic to me.
“Well,” she began “a symbiotic relationship ship is where both of you get something out it.”
As I picked my jaw up off the floor, she went on,
“Like the Rhino and birds. Ticks get on Rhino’s and they make him itchy, he can’t scratch or get them off, so birds, who likes to eat ticks, ride on Rhinos’ back eating the ticks so the Rhino is not itchy anymore. They both do something for the other one”
“That’s” she said “a symbiotic relationship.” She dryly ended.
“Yes it is” I chimed in.
“How do you know about symbiotic relationships?” I questioned “Who told you this?”
“We learned it at school”.
Seems many things you need to know you can be learned in kindergarten.