Tug boats are marvellous little crafts.

They bump and prod other vessels.

They pull and guide them.

They help them to get on track.

They guide them through challenging waters.

There’s nothing glamorous about them.

In many ways they are plain and unimpressive.

But they are invaluable.

And they make a huge contribution to the busy ports of the world.

We need tug boats in our own lives.

People who prod us in the right direction.

Who help keep us on track and out of trouble.

Who take great pride in the success of others.

I hope that you have a few that you can rely on.

And I hope that you are a tug boat for others as well.