I posted that quote from Helen Keller yesterday because it was fitting to what is happening in our lives right now. I promise that I will write down the story, when I have a few minutes. It’s just daunting because it will take a bit of time to sort out my thoughts and it is emotional.
The Team I speak of is my husband and I. Or your husband and you. Your partner and you.
It is so important to remember that little saying. There is no letter “I” in the word “team”.
No matter if you are at odds with each other, cannot agree on the same course of action, or think you have the better idea – talk it out or shout it out, until you come to an understanding of where each other stands. If you can remember, add in an “I love you” in the middle of your discussion/shouting match. Or better yet, grab their hand and say it.
Don’t forget that you are part of a team. That the sum of the parts is greater than the whole. And the sum of the parts are you and your partner. That showing respect for their opinion is essential to making them feel like you are working together.
Even if you are not on the same page, decide how to proceed so that you are a team, caring, protecting and standing up for each other.
It is not about you, individually. It is about you, collectively.