“Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.” Thank God for our 12 Traditions.
Today, I was @ a noon telemeeting and the secretary/facilitator stated the above comment. I found it to be very interesting because in the course of suggesting a proposed format change and/or addition to the regular script he was silence querying the members on the call for feedback. Since he was so humble by asking if anyone was adamantly opposed to his ideas, it was unanimously accepted and supported.
Personally, this is something I need to work on FREQUENTLY. Whenever I get a brilliant idea, so I think I need to be humble enough to listen to the group and find out if others agree. Sometimes my ideas are not going to be received well for what ever reason, but I need to be open to that possibility and not take it personally. It’s been my experience, many times when I suggest something, and someone else disagrees, there is a misunderstanding. It could very well be my misunderstanding or the other party may not know all the facts or the motivation of my suggestion.
There are two days in every week about which we should not worry, two days which should be kept free from fear and apprehension.
One of these days is YESTERDAY with its mistakes and cares, its faults and blunders, its aches and pains. YESTERDAY has passed forever beyond our control.
All the money in the world cannot bring back YESTERDAY. We cannot undo a single act we performed; we cannot erase a single word we said…YESTERDAY is gone.
The other day we should not worry about is TOMORROW with its possible adversaries, its burdens, its large promise and poor performance. TOMORROW is also beyond our immediate control.
TOMORROW’S sun will rise, either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds- but it will rise. Until it does, we have no stake in TOMORROW for it is yet unborn.
This leaves only one day…. TODAY. Any man can fight the battle of just one day. It is only when you and I add the burdens of those two awful eternities…. YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW that we break down.
It is not the experience of TODAY that drives men mad– it is remorse and bitterness for something which happened YESTERDAY and the dread of what TOMORROW may bring.
LET US, THEREFORE, LIVE BUT ONE DAY AT A TIME!