"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly."
Robert F. Kennedy

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Good morning, and I hope the first day back to school brings fun and learning for us all.

I had the pleasure of hearing Christopher Lind speak this weekend. A renowned thinker and expert in spirituality, Lind spoke eloquently on, amoung other things, belonging and belongings.

One of the issues we struggle with as individuals and as communities, is the value we place on these two words. Too often we assume that perhaps by having more belongings, we will belong more. In point of fact the key to abundant and long life is in fact belonging. As Lind said, from birth, "we are we, long before we are me." Belonging to each other is one of the greatest gifts we can give and receive.

As leaders, it may help to recall that more often people are more motivated, more engaged by belonging to a meaningful and healthy group than by acquiring more belongings. Ask yourself, I this a team to which I would choose to belong?

I hope this week is filled with belonging for us all.