Original plan was to play football, but too many people out of town.
Ran as a group one full lap around the Ridge. Then we ran to Vern’s house to grab a basketball and then back to the basketball courts. We may have stopped by Bailout and Joe Dirt’s house to test their doorbells as well. We split into two teams of 3 each and played full court basketball, then finished with 5 burpees together.
There once lived a monkey and an elephant, in a faraway jungle who were best friends. The two of them did everything together, no matter how dangerous, foolish, or unimaginable it was they did it Suddenly one day an unusual and somewhat heated disagreement between the two had broken out who contributed more to their exploits. The monkey had told the elephant that it was better to be fast, flexible, and agile. The elephant argued it was much better to be strong. The two of them simply couldn’t agree with what’s more important and the issue almost ruined their friendship. So they went to the wise owl of the jungle and asked him.
The owl pointed to a tall tree far across the river with a unique fruit towards the top of its large trunk. He told the monkey and the elephant that when they bring that fruit from the tree back to him he would answer their question. The two friends argued that it would be next to impossible to get the fruit, but they agreed to try. As they to the banks of the river the monkey realized that the river was too deep and the current too strong for him to cross. When the elephant reached the river he just charged in the river towards the tree. Once there the elephant tried to reach the fruit but the fruit was too high, and when the elephant tried to knock it down with its strength the tree being so big it wouldn’t budge. So the elephant went back to the banks where the monkey was waiting.
Once together again the elephant told the monkey to jump on his back and they would successfully cross the river together. Once they reached the tree, the monkey climbed the tree and was able to successfully pick the fruit. Then the monkey climbed down with the fruit, sat on the elephants back, and rested as they made their journey back to deliver the fruit to the wise owl. The owl asked, “Of the two of you, which one brought the fruit to me?” The monkey loudly declared he had because he was the one who had actually plucked the fruit. The elephant strongly argued that he had because without his help the monkey would have never gotten to the other side of the river.
It was at that point that the owl stopped the argument and said, “Tell me what’s more important? That one of you is right or that you got the job done in the end? If you take a look at the big picture each of you has your own abilities and strengths and none of them is more superior to the others. Together they are powerful, individually they are weak. Together you have achieved what would have been impossible alone.”