Volunteer Management Themes

If there was one song that could be a theme song for Volunteer Managers what would it be? Have a think about that one. I’ll come back with my own suggestions soon.

What got me thinking about that was a poem I came across lately.

I liked it. But why did it make me think about Volunteer Management. What’s going on here DJ? I need to be careful and watch out for catching OTOVM.

Apparently there is no known cure for OTOVM*

Anyway here’s the poem.

No More Smalling Up Of Me

Jean Wilson

No more meekly saying 'yes'
When my heart is screaming 'no'
No more taming of my feelings
So my power won’t show
No more hiding my exuberance
From disapproving eyes
No more watering down myself
So my spirit won't rise

No more 'smalling up' of me
Pretending I am not here
No more running from the music
And the spotlight's glare
No more living in this prison
Barricaded by my fears
No more turning and retreating
In the face of new frontiers

Even as I am speaking
I am taking shape and form
Harnessing my powers
Like a gathering storm
There's no obstacle so bold
As to dare stand in my way
I am taking back my life
And I am doing it today.


*Obsessive Thinking On Volunteer Management!

Comments

  1. Yes DJ I do think that you have OTOVM but this is why you keep throwing up ideas to challenge our thinking. So keep up the challenging, thought provoking posts. So in answer to your latest question ”Is there a theme song for volunteer managers?” This is one that came to mind not just for volunteer managers but for coping with what life throws at us in general.

    "One Step At A Time"

    Hurry up and wait
    So close, but so far away
    Everything that you've always dreamed of
    Close enough for you to taste
    But you just can't touch

    You wanna show the world, but no one knows your name yet
    Wonder when and where and how you're gonna make it
    You know you can if you get the chance
    In your face as the door keeps slamming
    Now you're feeling more and more frustrated
    And you're getting all kind of impatient waiting

    [Chorus:]
    We live and we learn to take
    One step at a time
    There's no need to rush
    It's like learning to fly
    Or falling in love
    It's gonna happen when it's
    Supposed to happen and we
    Find the reasons why
    One step at a time

    You believe and you doubt
    You're confused, you got it all figured out
    Everything that you always wished for
    Could be yours, should be yours, would be yours
    If they only knew

    You wanna show the world, but no one knows your name yet
    Wonder when and where and how you're gonna make it
    You know you can if you get the chance
    In your face as the door keeps slamming
    Now you're feeling more and more frustrated
    And you're getting all kind of impatient waiting

    [Chorus]

    When you can't wait any longer
    But there's no end in sight
    when you need to find the strength
    It's your faith that makes you stronger
    The only way you get there
    Is one step at a time

    [Chorus x2]

    [Thanks to Nicole for these lyrics]
    [Thanks to Nicola, x_pinknblue_x@yahoo.com, Jazmin, Cece, kristen for correcting these lyrics]

    [ JORDIN SPARKS LYRICS at www.AZLyrics.com ]

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