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Appreciation and Love

Appreciation and love are in clear focus no matter what we are presented with along this journey of life. When stressors are cleared from our mind and body, what remains is love and appreciation. Some of life’s events bring us to our knees with an array of emotions. Living the Unity Principles, engaging in affirmative prayer and actions, having faith in the power of prayer from other people, through Silent Unity, and our local prayer group create powerful energy. As we move through each day it becomes more important and beneficial to focus on the simpler aspects of the world around us. These simple pleasures touch the heart deeply as the feelings of love and appreciation are enhanced to a higher level. Taking time to notice what is available for our enjoyment each day, starting with each deep breath we take, sitting in silent meditation to connect with the spirit within, feeling our heart expand. A few of my favorite things consist of hearing the laughter of a baby and small child, taking in the uniqueness of a bumble bee sleeping on a beautiful flower, ‘listening’ to the quietness of the early morning dawn while awakening to the glory of the sunrise, feeling the gentle motion of waves splashing over my feet, capturing an awe-inspiring sunset splashed across the horizon in an array of oranges and reds. Other of life’s treasures include listening to various types of music, sharing time with friends and family, taking time to play, laugh and just BE, the exchange of loving expressions between friends and family, as well as, acquaintances we meet, being an angel of service for our Unity family and our community, which is one of the most important things for me because: Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some people move our hearts to dance. They awaken us to new understanding with the passing whisper of their wisdom. Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon. They stay in our lives for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same. What are some of your favorite things that make your heart sing? Sharing the love and light we see in each other.

RoseMarie Longmire

Unity Board Secretary

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