Almost every morning I drink coffee from the same mug. I have been using that mug since 1982, when I talked my college roommate, who made it, into giving it to me instead of his girlfriend. (Four years later they were split up, but he and I were still roommates! =;^})
And here is the kicker: after almost 40 years, that mug is still around! Mindful of the fact that it will some day break, I take much better care of it. Consequently, it has survived.
If I take special care of the people I lead, understanding that we won’t always be together, maybe more of them will stay for longer.
Do good and be well,