Being part of a team is great when everyone on the team has the same goal in mind. Tuesday is my day to work with a team of senior citizens who are not ready to be old. That being said, I will turn 80 in a month. I still believe that growing old has been overrated for decades. It used to be that most folks didn’t live beyond the retirement age, but today we’re much healthier, vibrant and wise in the ways of living. That doesn’t mean we’re done for. We still have a lot of living to do along with a lot of knowledge to share.
Every Tuesday, I meet with a group of writers to brainstorm things that will be accumulated into a script for a radio show. Everyone comes with their ideas and stories. We play off each other and eventually come up with a script that will appeal to those of our age along with those who are getting close to our age. We all have the same goal in mind. We want to share some of our funny life experiences in a way that we can laugh at some of the funny situations that arise when you take another trip around the sun.
We all need to have a purpose in life. When we feel we are insignificant, we lose some of our purpose for living. Every human being on the planet deserves to have value and purpose. So, I’m off to another team building meeting and a couple of hours of solid laughter and enjoyment.
Lucy, from Charles Schultz cartoon, said it beautifully when she demonstrated the power of many to Linus. She held out her hand and said, “These five fingers – individually they are nothing – but when I curl them into a little ball, they become a force impossible to reckon with.” (paraphrase.) Lucy is always a little extreme in her definition of things, but it does make a good point. When we try to accomplish big things, the job is much easier when everyone pitches in.