I pride myself in being a forthright individual.

And I try to impress the importance of authenticity to my children.

But…as we all know…it takes a village to raise a child.

And so today, in this season of Thanksgiving, I take pause to pay homage to the “village” that has, in ways both big and small, modeled truthfulness for The Cherubs:

My groom

Extended family

Neighbors

Teachers

Our church community

And…as of yesterday…an unlikely, yet undeniable model of truth,

The telemarketing industry.