"THE VALUE OF THE TIME WE OFFER
THE PAN AMERICAN ROUND TABLE"
Renato Leduc said:
"He who values time is wise and virtuous".
Did you know that time never stops? If you live 75 years, you only have 657,450 hours available? That's why it is important to take advantage of your time with the great task of PAN AMERICANISM, which involves loving your fellow man as the main intention.
When we begin the Pan American Round Table meetings, we vow the following Pledge: I SWEAR LOYALTY TO THE PAN AMERICAN MOVEMENT AND WILL WORK WITH ALL MY STRENGTH AND ABILITY TO REACH OUR GOALS OF KNOWLEDGE, UNDERSTANDING AND FRIENDSHIP.
I invite you to reflect if we take our vow seriously enough for us to justify missing a meeting. Do we really value our own time? Do we respect the time of others? We need to put enthusiasm in our work, trying to overcome apathy and negligence. We have all taken that original Pan American Pledge on ourselves and we must make it grow with faith, love and a positive attitude.
WAKE UP SISTER! We have something important to do to work for our Pan American movement with friendship and understanding. All the members of the PAN AMERICAN ROUND TABLES have chosen the mission of Love and Service that takes us closer to GOD. True happiness comes from enjoying what you must do, not from doing what you like. Ask yourself how can you do things to make our commitment work?
If you forget about your monthly meetings, mark them on your Calendar. Think about your compromise if you have another invitation. In the worst case when you don't feel like going, recognize that you can't reach your goals if you don't value them. Try to overcome these obstacles and work to achieve your goals.
Think of when we get together and share and realize our slogan:
"ONE FOR ALL AND ALL FOR ONE"
Time wasted cannot be replaced. We hope that these words have inspired you, encouraging us to be much better humans, women and PAN AMERICAN SISTERS!
"UNA PARA TODAS Y TODAS PARA UNA".
Luz Gisela Anzaldúa Catalán
Zone I Director, Mexico, D.F. February 1997
This article is taken from the Summer 1997 issue of the BOLETIN PANAMERICANO, our Alliance publication.
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