Finding the Good People

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Once a year, my local Chamber of Commerce takes the time to recognize a few people that have served the community in different ways with fun awards.

These are the people that have quietly and humbly done the right thing over their careers, always focused on the people, great events and especially pitching in to help others whenever they could.

The event itself is no small feat, a group of people work hard on a theme, and fulfilling that theme with props, content, signage and even fun songs to support the roasting of the awards winners. the people who put this great evening on deserve awards themselves.

And the recipients of all the top awards all tend to have one thing in common ... they don't want it.

They don't want the recognition, the glory, the accolades, the spotlight. Their first instinct is when will this damn dinner be over and when can I get back to work. Quite frankly, the event is more for those in the audience, to aspire to a greater level.

I won't mention the names of the awards winners, they are already embarrassed enough.

I will say that there are many many more in line for these awards, the people quietly working in your community every day, one day at a time, to make where we all live a better place.

Thanks to the Chamber for hauling them out into the light and making their lives miserable for a few moments as the spotlight shines on them. Their lives ruined forever by being immortalized into a group of previous recipients. All chances of humility are lost forever, you are on 'the list' now.

So, sorry to the award winners for the attention, but you deserve it. There is a price to pay for being who you are, great citizens and mentors in the community.

Well done. Now get back to work.


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