Stephen Covey used to tell an old story about a samurai warrior who had three sons.

He wanted to teach them the value of teamwork, so he gave them each an arrow and asked them to break it.

They did this with ease.

Then he gave them a bundle of three arrows that were tied together and asked them to repeat the process.

Despite their best efforts, none of them could.

The warrior smiled and told them, “That’s the lesson.  If you three stick together, you will never be defeated.”

We are those arrows.

If we try on our own, we are fragile and vulnerable.

But if we can find a way to stick together, nothing can break us.