As we discovered last week, in part one, we all need someone to have our backs, and we need to be looking out for others. So how does one go about finding a team and determining who should be on it?
Many times we think our groups must consist of people who are just like us. I disagree. We need many teams filled with individuals with unique qualities to help us see life through different lenses.
At one particular time in my life, I was going through something awful and needed a break from it. I met with a group of women on a regular basis who had no idea about my situation. It was wonderful because it was a break from my messy life where no one asked what was going on.
Do understand; I did have other people covering that part of my life.
- Fun people
- Wise people
- Like minded people
- People not like you
- Older people
- Younger people
- People going through the same thing
- People with strength
- Weak people
- Comforting people
- Funny people
- Praying people
- Professional people
- Christians and non-Christians
In other words all kinds of people!
I will let you in on a little secret. Some of my favorite team members I have yet to meet. Other team members live thousands of miles away.
Don’t forget God wants to be on your team too. Be sure to make him the leader.
Support Unique To Your Circumstances
Having at least one team that understands your unique situation is crucial. There is nothing like being with people that “Get It.” Don’t you love it when people just nod in understanding, and a thorough explanation is not needed?
How Do I Develop a Team?
Start with one person at a time. Maybe you don’t think you need a team or it is too late. Start creating one anyways. It’s never too late.
- Start a new hobby
- Join a book club
- Seek a volunteer team
- Find a small group at church
- Subscribe to our community at Embracing the Unexpected
- Visit a support group for your unique situation
- Sign up for a writing group
- Take a class
The possibilities are endless. Teams come in all shapes and sizes. At one time leaving my home was nearly impossible, so I tapped into connecting to individuals and groups via email and text.
Gratitude for My Circles of Support
I can’t end this without expressing my sincere appreciation for those who have been willing to be on my team through the ugly, sad, adventurous, and happy times of life. I have amazing team members with unique qualities, which help in all kinds of different ways. I bet some of you don’t even realize you are on my team.
I love doing life with you!
Thank you for having my back.
Thank you for allowing me into your circumstances to have your back.
I would love to hear who is on your team?
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If you missed part one of “Who Has Your Back” click here.