Friday, November 04, 2005

Are You a BTS Person?

I've come to appreciate "behind-the-scenes" (BTS) people. They go about their business. They do what they are asked to do. They seek no credit. They want no applause. They seldom are seen by the public.

When do we tend to notice these invisible faces? Sad to say, it's most likely when they screw up. When BTS people serve faithfully and do well, they go unnoticed. But the minute they forget to clean-up or follow-thru, they are the talk of the town.

When you think of BTS people - who comes immediately to your mind? Maybe it's someone in your family. Maybe someone at church. School? Work? Wherever it is, they are probably a regular person who doesn't want your thanks. They prefer behind-the-scenes because they don't want to be noticed.

Who are these people in my world? Here are a few who I've come to appreciate, but didn't always know they were there. They remain nameless - like they tend to want to be...
  • The lady who empties my office trash can.
  • The people who pick-up my trash.
  • The person who provided a banjo for me.
  • The people on the mezzanine in church who support what is happening on stage.
  • The couple who makes distributes music to groups.
  • The one who provides clean cloths everyweek.
  • The singer in the choir who never asks to sing a solo.
  • The one who writes an encouraging post on someone's website who doesn't even know the other person.
  • The people who setup the set and tear it down, but aren't a part of the show.

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