If you want something done, give it to a busy person
Benjamin Franklin is reported to have said, "If you want something done, give it to a busy person."

As Freemasons we should be very grateful that our Grand Master has the wisdom to follow this advice, which has been attributed to one of our
most famous freemasons, Benjamin Franklin, and appointed Russ Pratt District Grand Master of Kapiti-Wellington District at a ceremony held in
the Brooklyn Freemason Centre.

This website, Freemasons.org, is Russ's creation. It has become the home to all 3 divisions of Freemasons New Zealand. It has been a mammoth
task to put together, but like all busy men, delegation is a skill that has been well learned and understood. All of us who assist Russ must double
our efforts to continue to do so. While he is occupied on other important masonic business we must ensure that our readers do not lack for
reading and news.

My hearty congratulations to Russ on this well deserved advancement, and my best wishes for a very successful term in office.

John's World

The Busy Man
by Anonymous

If you want to get a favor done
by some obliging friend,
And want a promise, safe and sure,
on which you may depend,

Don't go to him who always has
much leisure time to plan,
If you want your favor done,
just ask the busy man

The man with leisure never has
a moment he can spare,
He's always "putting off" until
his friends are in despair

But he whose every waking hour
is crowded full of work
Forgets the art of wasting time,
he cannot stop to shirk

So when you want a favor done,
and want it right away,
Go to the man who constantly
works twenty hours a day

He'll find a moment somewhere,
that has no other use
And help you, while the idle man
is framing an excuse

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