Our Alano Club was saddened to learn this week of the death of one of its members; Someone Else’s passing creates a vacancy that will be difficult to fill. Someone Else had been with us for many years and did more than an average person’s share of the work. Whenever there was a job to do, some activity to volunteer for, or a committee meeting to attend, there was one name on everyone’s “Let Someone Else Do It” list.
It was common knowledge that Someone Else was among the most significant contributors to our Alano Club. Whenever there was a financial need, Someone Else was there to give. Everyone assumed Someone Else was a wonderful person, sometimes appearing superhuman, but a person can only do so much. Were the truth known, everyone expected too much from Someone Else.
Now Some Else is gone! We wonder what we are going to do. Someone Else left an excellent example to follow, but who will follow it? Who is going to do the things Someone Else did? When you are asked to help, remember we can’t depend on Someone Else anymore. Did you sign up for a membership, or to be on a committee, or do anything else when volunteers were called for?
Found and adapted from the Wisconsin Association of 12 Step Clubs.