Audra Krell

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Teamwork Works for Me

Works for Me Wednesday  In our family we've always held the belief that one person is not more important than the next. It has made us into a team of rockstars, no one person is the star of the team. It's made us stronger and we've been through a lot together, but nothing a little teamwork and the grace of God can't get us through. We can do anything when we know we are pulling with others.

Learn from Old Warwick
(Excerpted from Change Is Good…You Go First.)
By Mac Anderson and Tom Feltenstein

A man was lost while driving through the country. As he tried to reach for the map, he accidentally drove off the road into a ditch. Though he wasn't injured, his car was stuck deep in the mud. So the man walked to a nearby farm to ask for help.

"Warwick can get you out of that ditch," said the farmer, pointing to an old mule standing in a field. The man looked at the decrepit old mule and looked at the farmer who just stood there repeating, "Yep, old Warwick can do the job."

The man figured he had nothing to lose.

The two men and the mule made their way back to the ditch. The farmer hitched the mule to the car. With a snap of the reins, he shouted,

"Pull, Fred!

Pull, Jack!

Pull, Ted!

Pull, Warwick!"

And the mule pulled that car right out of the ditch.

The man was amazed!

He thanked the farmer, patted the mule, and asked,

"Why did you call out all of those names before you called Warwick?"

The farmer grinned and said, "Old Warwick is just about blind.

As long as he believes he's part of a team…he doesn't mind pulling."

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9 thoughts on “Teamwork Works for Me

  1. That’s a great story on being part of a team Audra! So, who’s “Warwick” in your family???? And, even if there isn’t a “Warwick”, I’d say you have a pretty cool “team” family!
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  2. Fun post! So true, too. πŸ™‚

  3. What a great story! And a great post!
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  4. What a classic story and a fresh reminder. It’s a great philosophy for raising a family. Thanks!
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  5. teamwork is great, especially when God is part of the team. have a nice day.
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  6. This is a great story and so true…thanks for the reminder:)
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  7. What a great story! And you are right. Teamwork is the best way to get things done.
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  8. Great Story. I will be sharing that with my family. Thanks for posting it. You are a true blessing.

  9. Love that story! My team is learning to clean bathrooms properly. And it’s about time, too!

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