The Pushkinistas (myself, Hope on the left, and Macey on the right) celebrated Rickie's birthday with Isaac (the tall kid in the GoCorps shirt) spear heading the project. Rickie was in St.Petersburg last year and had a really hard time, as he didn't have much emotional support from his team. So we were determined to come through for him on this special day! We surprised him by hiding one floor above his flat while Isaac called Rickie to ask him to run to KFC. While he was out, we four slipped into his flat behind him. He was very surprised when he came back to shouts of "surprise," cake, a banner and party hats (and a birthday boy tie!!!).
Why am I telling you this? To remind you that those around us will know us by how we love one another. If you're on a team, don't forget to support, love, and care for those people whenever you can/should. Remember to put them first and consider yourself second.
We had a great time, and I know it meant a lot to Rickie. And I love watching my team pull together for one team member. GO TEAM!