Everything had been arranged, right to the last detail. The energy used in this preparation had nearly exhausted them and they were getting to that stage when their concern and anxiety that all would go well was overshadowing the event itself.
So often we all fall into the organisational blues, when our nerves are on edge, our bodies tense and usually we end up with a headache, hoping nothing will go wrong that might affect our plans.
In organising an event, we must be careful to ensure we act responsibly in making all the necessary arrangements, but we must be flexible enough to accept alterations to our plans that might occur unexpectedly.
Nothing puts a dampener on a function more than when the organiser, who has performed so creditably, falls apart because of some small mishap.
While it’s a worthy goal to strive towards perfection, we need to ensure our motives aren’t directed more towards self gratification than the achieving of a successful outcome.
With all our good intentions, it’s only rarely things go exactly as planned, so we need to discipline ourselves to accept change.
Perhaps when our plans are upset, we could learn to smile and in this way display our maturity, content in the knowledge that we have done our best.