Day 7 of 31
My brother, who is 4 years older than me, has always been into acting. For as long as I can remember he has been dramatic 🙂 but at some point he harnessed all that energy and potential and took to the big stage.
In fact it is something that he is still passionate about today even though life gets busy. I remember several plays he has been over the years. Throughout high school we would go see him perform and then in later years we would see him throughout different local community theaters.
I remember seeing him in several different plays but one of the ones I remember the most was The Three Musketeers. Now I don’t remember if that was what it was actually called…I assume it was. But that was definitely the storyline.
I feel like I remember it the most because I already knew the story, had at least heard of it before, or had seen the cartoon version. 🙂
The famous line that most people remember is ONE FOR ALL AND ALL FOR ONE! It’s a call to action…it’s a call to brotherhood. It provokes a sense of duty, solidarity, and unity.
Todays quote always reminds of that. It does not have the same call to action that is ultra encompassing, but it does have the same heart.
Several years ago I heard Andy Stanley say “Do for one what you wish you could do for everyone.”
Do for One what you wish you could do for everyone. That phrase has stuck with me ever since I heard it and I have heard it reused over and over again.
There is so much practical action in that phrase. You may not be able to honor every employee that you have, but you do have the time and resources to honor one today.
You may not have the emotional energy to reach out to everyone one of your friends or family and have a real meaningful conversation, but you do have time to reach out to one.
You and I probably don’t have the money to feed all the hungry, rescue all the homeless, or change the entire world; but we do have the ability to help one.
So many people do nothing because they can’t fix the entire problem that they see, but if we all had the mentality to at least “do for one” the world would change very quickly.
Who do you need to reach out to or help today? Who do you need to recognize or give a raise to in your organization? Who is the one that you can do something for today that in your heart you wish you could do for everyone?