It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Chapter 1, Page 16, Book 16

We are all in the same boat, in a stormy sea, and we owe each other a terrible loyalty.

 G.K. Chesterton

January 16th - we’re all in the same boat

We’re all in the same boat. This expression alludes to the risks shared by passengers in a small boat at sea. We are in the same boat, but have different paddles, and perhaps we find ourselves on different rivers. Our paddles, the tools we use to move through the world, vary, as do the bodies of water, the environments, in which we find ourselves. 

People who are all in the same boat must work as a team because they face the same challenges together. They use their paddles, the tools they have, to succeed by working together. 

We all need each other.  There is not one of us that isn’t dependent on another person for something.  I need my family, the grocer, the farmers, the crews that clear the snow from the streets in winter…the list is endless.  We all work together to make life better for each other.

We are all in the same boat here. We are all living each day trying to figure out how to navigate our way around our lives.  The great part about all of us being in this together is that we get to share what we have learned with each other. What one can’t do, another can.

Teamwork makes the dream work. We're all in the same boat.

Learning to live together is not an option—it's a must

Samantha Cristoforetti


jack69 said...

Yep, you are so right. Like it or not, we can even cry about it, but in the end we are in the same boat, let's work together@!
Another day on the road today! going to visit Son Mark down in Port Richey.

Mevely317 said...

This is SO good.
Without divulging too much information, our company's recent employee survey results were somewhat disappointing -- in particular a 10% drop in agreement to the question, "We're all in this together."
I've been tasked to co-chair an associate committee to further morale; and I think you've just given me a great starting point!

Carol Z said...

We are all in this together -- absolutely. On those infrequent times when I think I can do something alone I am always reminded that I'm part of a family, circle of friends, neighborhood, city and country, and a big world. And I don't think I would have it any other way.

betty said...

I like this; definitely yes we are all in the same boat together and it takes us working together to make sure the boat doesn't sink!