Wednesday, April 4, 2012

There's no I in Team

We've been given this little golden rule since the days of kickball in the recess yard. But do we still follow it today?

Sure, as adults it is easier to understand that we can't hog the ball, so to speak. We must pass, share and give others deserved credit. But when it comes to getting the job done, do we allow ourselves to share the burdens

Today I spent the morning working with students with developmental disabilities in a local high school. Serving these students with my fellow Americorps volunteers, I couldn't help but feel like I was part of something. We are not here for ourselves, we are here for the ones we serve and we are here for one another.

After the project and our time with the students was done, it because clear that something was forming.

Bonding. Trust. Camaraderie. A fellowship. A support network. An intricately woven team.

My burdens became infinitely lighter in just one day because I have people I can count on. I have loved them since I met them and trusted them since our first interactions, but it wasn't until today that I truly allowed myself to let go of wanting to keep all the responsibility on my shoulders.

I am just a small piece of this team. And together we will accomplish so much more than we could as individuals. 

I share this with you all today, because sometimes we allow ourselves to truly feel alone in our troubles, stresses, and burdens. But if we look hard at the people in our lives, we are almost always part of a team. Maybe it's a family, a group of friends, co-workers, or fellow volunteers. We are not alone. We must share our burdens and divide the tasks. We must do our part and trust that others are doing theirs'. 

Who do you have that you can count on in your life?

I'd like to dedicate this post a group of incredible ladies that I am honored to be on a team with. Thanks S, G, M, K, K, M, R, and P for all that you do and all that you are!

BPositive and BPart of a Team!



  1. You lady are a wise woman....a beautiful woman with beautiful words...and I appreciate you for you. The Bible says "a sturdy friend is a who finds one..finds a friend." I believe I have found many, and I am blest. Thank you and all of God's gifts to me....hugs~your sister in service

  2. Omg this is my third go around...beautiful words from a beautiful woman...who I appreciate for her! The Bible says "a sturdy shelter is a treasure one who finds one finds a friend." I have found many. Thank you for this and the many gifts God has given me. I am blest. Your sister in service~s

  3. Really great blog. I too feel really lucky to be a part of a team of such amazing, talented, accomplished women

  4. I love blogs about positivity!! Great job and great blog :)