Seems like whenever I witness something bigger than myself I’m in awe. It not only occurs when I’m the one feeling part of something larger than myself, it also happens when I observe it elsewhere. Last night as we watched Luke’s Christmas band performance I felt “the sum is greater than its parts” feeling that causes my heart to stir. It’s funny because I think there was a time in my life when I wanted to be the “Big Part,” or to play the primary role, but now I see the beauty in true teamwork where every part matters. What would the band sound like without the bass, or bereft of the brass? Each piece contributes to the beauty of the whole.
That’s how I felt the first day at Nutraceuticals as I toured the office depot and I felt it again yesterday as we took Cory, Matt, and Jer on the same stroll. We are a part of something bigger than ourselves and I’m completely content to play my small part that will hopefully contribute to the greater whole.
On a closing note, I wondered why this phenomenon seems to move me so and I think I now know. . . it’s because being a part of something bigger than oneself is the universal DNA code. Humanity is the whole. It moves me so when I consider the small, yet eternally significant part I play. We are all part of something bigger than ourselves for we are all a part of this great, eternal family we call humanity. We all need each other and together we are beautiful. Just like my sons concert band–one symphonic soul!