Some deeds get a lot of credit . . . Others are done quietly, behind the scenes, invisibly. Which do you do? Neither one is better; just different.
I have always been more interested in being the wizard behind the curtain; creating the situations that make something good happen, rather being the one receiving the credit.
This week’s story is about those of us who seem invisible. We don’t make the headlines or see our beautiful photo on social media. We just create the environment, the function or the party that brings joy, gives pleasure and makes our little portion of the world a better place.
Listen in and see if this week’s story helps you recognize some of the invisible people who make your life a better place.
Consider This Show – Invisible
Did you ever see the Carol Burnett show where she played the invisible woman? Waiters would listen to the others at the table and ignore her. Men would hold doors for other women but slam them on her. It was supercilious exaggeration that made us all laugh.
In real life though, you really can seem invisible sometimes. You walk up to your husband and his colleagues at a party. They just keep right on talking. No one asks your opinion or introduces you.
Talk about invisible!
You’re explaining to a three year old why table manners count. Invisible!
Yet there are times when it’s OK to be invisible. The family sits down to a nice meal, perfectly cooked, spiced and smelling scrumptious. Though your work was invisible, they walked away from the table feeling satisfied and happy. Those were the results that counted.
Your son brings his friends over and they comment that his house is “cool.” There is no recognition by the other boys of the decorating skill required. And that’s OK. Your work was invisible, and the results are, as the young man said, “cool.”
YOU know what it took. YOU know the love that went into every morsel of that meal and every swipe of the broom and dust cloth. There are times when that has to be enough for us invisible people. Just to know that we are part of what makes things tick, what makes the outcome a success, what creates joyful memories that soothe and nurture.