Today’s post was meant to be about something else but as is the way of the world I ended up devoting time that I had set aside for blog writing to something entirely different. The hours sped by and all of a flash the planed post was toast. Let me explain and bear with me while I veer off piste on a minor digression before I arrive at what I led you to expect when I typed this post’s title.
I am a member of a Toastmaster club; that’s a public speaking club and it’s not at all, if you are thinking so, fuddy duddy (Toastmasters has a network of clubs throughout the globe; I plan to do a post on them some time soon). The thing is I am the toastmaster (chairperson) at tomorrow night’s gathering of my club, so I spent a couple of hours this evening doing some last-minute prep for the meeting instead of putting together the planned post.
The theme I have chosen for tomorrow’s assembly is Christmas, (please don’t yell I know it’s not terribly imaginative or original). When I was trawling the net looking for some Christmas quotes I came across one from Oren Arnold which is actually a list suggesting some alternative Christmas gift. I am planning to incorporate the quote into my introductory words tomorrow evening. They do sound like gifts that keep on giving and there are a few I would be very pleased to receive. If you haven’t come across the list before, here it is.
- To your enemy, forgiveness.
- To an opponent, tolerance.
- To a friend, your heart.
- To a customer, service.
- To all, charity.
- To every child, a good example.
- To yourself, respect.
I am crossing my fingers and toes and hoping the meeting goes well. Talk to you soon.