Harmony is a beautiful balance between mind, body, and soul measured in tender peaceful moments.
John surprised his wife with concert tickets to listen to a performer she’d always wanted to see. The gifted singer was accompanied by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, and the setting was the matchless venue at Red Rocks—an open-air amphitheater built between two 300-foot rock formations at more than 6,000 feet above sea level. The orchestra played a number of well-loved classical songs and folk tunes. Their final number was a fresh treatment of the classic hymn “Amazing Grace.” The beautiful, harmonized arrangement took their breath away!
There’s something beautiful about harmony—individual instruments playing together in a way that creates a bigger and more layered sonic landscape. As we now celebrate the 10th anniversary of the launch of BizCatalyst 360° and all things under the 360° Nation umbrella, we’re drawn to key lyrics from “Seasons of Love” —one of our favorite songs made famous by the hit Broadway musical “Rent” — so eloquently capturing the harmony we’ve been blessed with as each year passed:
525,600 minutes, 525,000 moments so dear.
525,600 minutes – how do you measure, measure a year?
In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffee.
In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife.
In 525,600 minutes – how do you measure a year in the life?
How about love? How about love? How about love? Measure in love.
Seasons of love.
It’s time now to sing out,
though the story never ends
let’s celebrate, remember a year in the life of friends.
Remember the love!
Measure in love.
We’re Simply Grateful
Never did we envision such an amazing journey; our ten ‘seasons’ x 525,600 minutes. A journey full of daylights, sunsets, cups of coffee, laughter, and indeed, strife. But with each season also full of love —characterized by the gift of new connections, new friends, new relationships, and a unique opportunity to catch a glimpse of the humanity we’ve been seeking to rediscover since day one.
Whether it be within the (27,000+) masterpieces crafted by our 850+ writers, the messages of hope, healing, and a brighter future discovered within our blockbuster streaming productions; HopeFest 360° and BucketFest 360°, or the amazing relationships cultivated on The Friendship Bench or within Salon 360°, we’ve had a birdseye view of humanity at its very best. Along the way, we’ve been humbled by the recognition of multiple International awards and blessed by the launch of GoodWorks 360° Foundation. And for all that, we are so very grateful. Grateful for our Columnists, our Featured Contributors, and our Contributors. Grateful for our engaged Communities. And grateful for our loyal and ever-expanding worldwide audience for walking hand-in-hand with us —measured not in stats, but ‘measured in love’ —as the song lyrics say.
Our sincere thanks to each of you for ‘walking the walk’ and ‘walking the talk’ alongside us. We look forward to many more daylights, sunsets, cups of coffee, and “seasons of love” on the other side of our upcoming sabbatical. Meanwhile, grab one of those cups of coffee, sit back, and enjoy this rendition from the Broadway musical Rent: