There is a story of a little wave, bobbling along in the ocean, having a great time. He’s enjoying the wind and fresh air – until he notices the other waves in front of him, crashing against the shore.
“My God, this is terrible”, the wave says, “look what’s going to happen to me”.
Then along comes another wave. It sees the first wave, looking all grim, and says to him “Why do you look so sad?”
The first wave says, “You don’t understand! We’re all going to crash! All of us waves are going to be nothing. Isn’t it terrible?”
The second wave says, “No, YOU don’t understand. You are not a wave, you are part of the ocean”
A lot of the time we tend to focus mainly on ourselves. We bury ourselves in our own problems and daily chores.
We forget that we are part of a bigger picture. Part of a greater cause and a greater movement.
When you focus only on yourself, life becomes hard and you begin to worry.
But when you become aware that you belong to a bigger family, life turns into joy.
Here is a toast to wish you that you always belong to a bigger family.