I know that all of you were saddened to learn this week of the death of one of our Alcoholics Anonymous’s most valuable members, Someone Else.
Someone Else’s passing created a vacancy that will be difficult to fill. They had been with us for many years, and for every one of those years, Someone Else did far more than the normal person’s share of the work. Whenever leadership was mentioned, this wonderful person was looked to for inspiration as well as results. Someone Else can work with that drunk. Whenever there was a job to do, service work, or someone needed a ride to a meeting, one name was on everyone’s lips, “Let Someone Else do it.” It was common knowledge that Someone Else was among the largest givers in AA.
Whenever there was a financial need, everyone just assumed that Someone Else would make up the difference.
Someone Else was a wonderful person, sometimes appearing super-human, but a person can only do so much. Were the truth known, everyone expected too much of Someone Else. Now Someone Else is gone. We wonder what we are going to do. Someone Else left a wonderful example to follow, but who is going to follow it?
Who is going to do the things Someone Else did?
Remember, we can’t depend on Someone Else anymore.
~ Author Unknown