I have been watching a series on Netflix called The Queen’s Gambit. It is a beautiful production about a female chess player. There are many lessons in the show, which is well worth a watch.
One thing I have been thinking about recently and links with the series I have been viewing, is teamwork. I have been collecting items for our forthcoming Winter Shelter for the homeless and have been really touched.
Today a lady brought in beautifully packed and sorted clothes. She had them in suitcases, so they didn’t look like rubbish. And the other day someone traverlled miles, having collected items for people they will never meet-kindness from a town far far away.
These donations will go to the shelter which is opening its doors on Monday. People will have lovely clothes to wear and kindness will embrace them. Swapping a pavement for a freshly made bed, they will be tended to and compassion will flow.
And it is a team. A team of kind humans making the world a better place. The project I manage is growing exponentially and I couldn’t manage without people helping me; collecting clothes, volunteering, befriending others. And it has a big impact. People change when kindness is shown.
Today’s recipe of hope is to think about the human team you play for. If it is your family unit, play well. And if it is just you, join another team. Volunteer your skills, help others. More than ever we need one another.