Got Me Thinking: The Power of Being Part of a Team

August 26, 2011


By Maria Shriver

Last night, I hosted a “Team Maria” fundraiser forĀ Best Buddies, an organization my brother Anthony founded in 1989 to create friendship, employment and leadership opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Seeing my family, friends and colleagues at this beautiful event put a smile on my face. I was happy to be working with so many staunch advocates to further a great cause.

And it was beyond wonderful just having the “team” back together.

It got me thinking about the power of being part of a team.

A friend recently gave me a card with a picture of a group of friends on the cover. The card read: “Call it a tribe, a clan, a network; whatever it is, you need one.”

That’s true, isn’t it? It is a fundamental human desire to feel as if we belong — and are included — with people of like minds and like hearts.

Is being being part of a tribe or a team important to you?

What is your team — and where and how did you find it?

Join the conversation. Share your stories and life lessons below. Pass it on…

– Maria

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