I’m no chef, but at our Jubilee party, I cooked a fabulous feast for two dozen hungry guests.
It was a barbecue (of course)… of epic proportions.
‘A taste sensation’. Not my words, my adoring diners who loved every morsel.
Now the truth.
In reality, I was the chief heater-upper.
All the hard work had been done by Mrs Hepp.
She designed the menu, bought the food, marinated, flavoured, prepped and portioned everything. All I had to do was evenly cook it.
And I got all the credit.
It happens all the time.
There can be over 5,000 people involved in making a movie. Yet two people are ‘the stars’.
It took 15,000 men (and goodness knows how many women and children) to build Hadrian’s wall. I bet old Hadrian didn’t lift a trowel.
And here’s the big one. It’s estimated that 400,000 people worked on the Apollo missions. Yet when it comes to moonwalks, after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin you’d be hard-pressed to think of the others*.
I have a challenge for you.
Thank someone who helps you to be your best.
Recognise an individual or group who works tirelessly in the background.
If you’d like to do it publicly – and why not? You can leave a comment below.
I’d like to know and bet they would too.
*The third person to walk on the moon was Charles Conrad – who?