“As you prove your trustworthiness in smaller matters, more of the world’s valuable resources will become available to you.”
- Stan Toler
Chris loved to take things apart and put them back together. To do that, he often needed tools from his father’s toolbox. The problem was, most of the time he forgot to put them back! So, when Chris’s dad needed his tools for a project, he usually had to search for them. That not only slowed the work on Dad’s project, it also caused problems in their relationship.
Dad didn’t mind his son borrowing the tools, but he tried to stress the importance of returning things when you borrow them. Whether you’re borrowing tools, sports equipment, clothing, or anything else, you should make it a point to return the items on time.
That’s great habit for two reasons. First, it makes it easier on the people whose stuff you borrowed. They won’t have to hunt you down to find the missing items. Second, it teaches you how to be trustworthy. Your faithfulness here will also help you in other areas. Plus, you’re developing a good habit, and good habits lead a good character.
Many happy returns!