She wasn’t even three feet tall— a little five-year-old toe head leaving the grocery line with her mom. She was carrying a plastic bag full of Fuji apples that were far too heavy for her tiny arms. She walked a few feet, paused, and realized that the bag was too heavy, so she started to loop the two handles over her head.
Her mom leaned down, took one of the handles of the plastic bag and they walked out of the store with the bag of apples between them, each one shouldering half of the weight.
A simple lesson, you say. Ah, but aren’t the simple lessons the most powerful ones?
Geese set an awesome example of teamwork. As they fly in “V” formation, the flock adds 71% to their flying range. When a goose gets sick or shot down, two other geese fly with it to protect it. They stay with the fallen goose until it dies or is ready to fly again. They also honk to cheer the leader on!
Can we be that protective of each other in our own lives?
This week has been a challenging one physically. Never take the act of walking for granted!
I tend to grouse when someone offers to help me lift a heavy load or open a door. It has been easier to accept assistance this week, as I’ve mentally visualized the picture of the mother and daughter each holding a handle on the bag of apples.
We are all ONE … here to fly stronger and make each other’s load a little bit lighter.
What does teamwork mean to you? What’s your best example of seeing it applied in your life?