We are who others make us.
That’s not absolutely true. But much of the good (and bad) we experience in life is due to the influence, support, and at times, correction of others.
Reading Malcolm Gladwell’s book, Outliers, reminded me that “no one…ever makes it alone” (115). This made me want to thank the family, friends, pastors, teachers, and bosses who have had a positive hand in the making of me, average as I am.