Mind Your Nile Manners

Sometimes we get caught up in the busyness of our Temples.
We are running around organizing fundraisers, sessions, and ceremonials. We are always busy looking for helpers or pro-tems, looking for missing Patrol members, and trying to recruit new members.
Do you sometimes let your thoughts go down that ever too easy negative path?

“Why is it always the same handful of people doing everything?”

“Why can’t we get new members?”

Do you find yourself to be a bit of a “Debbie Downer” or a “Negative Nelly?”

Have you been a little short or impatient with some of your members?

I bet you could name at least one or two ladies in your Temple who fit that description, and I can tell you with absolute certainty that you are not alone.
Take a deep breath, a big step back, and have a good look around.
We need to remember our beautiful lessons which include that of being careful and courteous in our speech and manner.
And, as you know, when we do this, no harm can come to us.
Please be mindful of how you treat one another. Your new members are watching.
Don’t let them run out the back door when you are not paying attention.
Show your fellow members how we can all come together in harmony, because together we can accomplish a whole lot of good!

Heather Herridge, PQ
Supreme Membership and Public Relations Committee
Oasis Temple No. 46, Montreal, Quebec

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