Monday, June 28, 2010

Day 29: Teamwork makes the dream work

As I mentioned on my other blog, I had a great podcast interview last week with the fabulous Christy Tennant of the International Arts Movement. It was one of those rare, wonderful times where I was so caught up in our conversation that I almost forgot we were recording. And when we were done, it took everything I had not to say, "But wait--can't we talk longer?" It's fun when we meet someone whose outlook on the world overlaps in some way with ours.

When I think of life in terms of creation--this idea that we're all created with unique talents and gifts (and temperaments and temptations) that we can leverage to make some sort of difference in the world--I realize how important these connections are. I'm loving the new season of the television show Leverage for exactly this reason, because so much of the storyline is based on this idea, as the different team members reunite and realize that together they're better/faster/stronger/smarter than the sum of their parts.

Today, let's think about our "team": both the people already in our lives and the role they each play, and our "dream team" of friends with gifts that might fill in our blanks in cool ways. And let's talk to God about what WE bring to our team. I don't know about you, but I tend to forget.

Who is on your team?


Sarakastic said...

I really love this because I already refer to my friends and family as the super team of awesome. We don't have tshirts, but we should.

larramiefg said...

I have team members who wear hearts on their sleeve.

KimberlyH said...

I had some good stuff happen at work yesterday and those "on my team" were the first people I thought to tell about it. Before I left the parking lot, I called my parents. Then I was going to call one of my good friends, but she is traveling out of town - so I was a little disappointed I couldn't tell her. And when I got home I really wanted to share the news with my housemates - 3 friends of mine - but none of them were home! It was kind of a bummer! A few months ago, I told them about some discouraging stuff with my work, and they were really supportive & encouraging, so I was looking forward to telling them the good stuff!
But I did get to tell them today. And although I wasn't as excited as yesterday, the excitement did start to come back as I told them the story.