Got this email from our Division Manager from a couple of years back:
In 2002, we planted [a mango tree]...The tree has endured and survived typhoons...and now it has borne its first fruits!
The agreement back then...is anytime, anyone in the team can go...and pick fruit from the tree. Well, it may take a few more years before it can have enough fruits but patience, patience.
I guess trees easily can outlive organizations but it's a good reminder that orgs can come and go but people and friendships, just like trees, should endure. Happy picking...whenever.