November: The Month of Cooperation

During the month of November, we’re teaching kids about cooperation, working together to do more than you can do alone. Our graphics are anchored in the idea that a band works, plays, and sounds its best when all of its members work together. When we all work together, we give room for different kinds of creativity, different perspectives, different personalities, different sounds, different skill sets.

Part of working together is appreciating the parts that others play. The Father’s Vineyard staff began this week by appreciating and serving all of our wonderful volunteers. On Tuesday, we celebrated our ability to work together as a nation to elect leaders on local, state, and federal levels. November 10th marks the Marine Corps’s birthday, and on the 11th we’ll honor the courageous men and women who have devoted themselves to the preservation of our nation, our veterans. As November nears its end, we will celebrate Thanksgiving. This holiday is the direct result of people working together as the Native Americans taught the Pilgrims how to adapt to and survive in the New World. Because the Pilgrims worked with the natives, those settlers were able to survive and thrive rather than die of starvation in a strange land.

November truly is a month that treasures cooperation, whether we’re honoring our armed forces, our volunteers, or our history. It is a clear reminder that when we work together, we can do more than we can alone.