From Sherwood Forest to Your Desk
The other night I was finally able to go and see the latest Robin Hood movie. Unlike its counterparts from the past, this movie focused on what happened before the shenanigans of living in Sherwood Forest and stealing from the rich to give to the poor. Instead, it highlighted the formation of the Merry Men, Robin meeting the spirited Marian, and the transition of the throne from Richard to his petulant younger brother, John.
Interwoven into these key events was the story of a nation coming together to fight the opposing French forces and the tyranny of their King. It was about diverse people working as one cohesive unit to achieve success, not only on the large scale of Englishmen, but also as unique individuals in the form of the Merry Men.
Sitting in the theatre, I couldn't help but think of the teams in my life. My family, my friends, my fellow instructors and friends at a local scrapbooking store, and most of all, my group of "merry men" at Point2, the Education Team. Each of us brings something unique to the table that helps us be effective as a group of educators and as an overall team. While I likely don't tell them enough everyday, I'm honoured and priviledged to work with Riana, Ryan, and Mandy. Their intelligence, commitment, and zany senses of humour make it a joy to come to work each and every day.
Who are the key members of your teams in life? How do they affect what you do each day or the balance in your life? Take the time to tell them how important they are to you...and go see "Robin Hood". It's a refreshing twist on the old tale.
~ Tanya Spilchak, Education Coordinator