we worked hard making
savory monkey bread
it took a team
shaking ,stirring, rolling. cutting, chopping, spilling, melting, cooking, waiting, cleaning up
loads of fun
little bits of magic
a few mishaps
thrown in for good measure
a perfect day of cooking
we set our fancy table
sit down together
to share our feast.
“no one is born a great cook, one learns by doing.”
dirty damsels – 2022 mud run
(i’m the muddy one in the pink, or the 2nd from left if easier)
we ran, climbed, crawled, carried weight, went over, went under, stayed the course, used ropes, tripped,
slipped, offered hands, got stuck in mud, slid underwater, crab walked, balanced, fell down, finished as a team
all with my daughter, granddaughter, and group of friends
not afraid of the mud
certainly challenging, but so fun.
“we sit in the mud… and reach for the stars”
getting ready to take the big jump. there is power in numbers.
“individually, we are one drop. together, we are an ocean.”
– ryunosuke satoro
each one with her own strength
kinder figure out how to solve the puzzle
by working as a team.
‘be curious, not judgmental.’
to watch grandie j
and his team
just at the beginning
of learning skills and strategies
but they all try really hard
accept each other just as they are
and have such a light-hearted team spirit.
“with an enthusiastic team you can achieve almost anything.”
as we made our way through the jungle of giant leaves,
only one of us spotted a tiger and we looked out for each other.
“on a hard jungle journey nothing is so important as having a team you can trust.”
― tahir shah, House of the Tiger King: The Quest for a Lost City
a couple of enterprising 5-year olds
create the raised walkway
many 3s, 4s and 5s
try it out
for quality control
offering their suggestions
rebuilding as they go.
“in most vital organizations, there is a common bond of interdependence,
mutual interest, interlocking contributions, and simple joy.”
while the kinders were playing a farm game
with crops and cash,
i thought all were farmers
until one came to me
“she doesn’t want to be a farmer. she said she’s a jedi warrior!
that means she’ll be stronger than all of the rest of us!”
i told him that jedi and farmers are both very strong people.
both work hard and refuse to give up.
both try to do things peacefully.
they could work together with no problem.
they would be good for each other.
they would help each other.
even a jedi has to eat.
even a farmer has to stand up and be brave.
and they became a very powerful team.
image credits: foodtank.com, google images, star wars, lucasfilm.ltd
mama hangs on tight
jump and skip
through the city
over and under
in their way
they can’t wait
unleash their power
so much energy
the speed of the boss is the speed of the team.
– lee iacocca
nick castellanos/miguel cabrera – detroit tigers
great game last night.
i’ll be seeing you guys tomorrow.
hope we can share a laugh.
The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.