This is Dorothy.
In February my suggestion was that you romance you. I would now like to expand on that and share some thoughts on something somewhat deeper, that of loving you. When we love who we are on the inside, and reach out to others from that love, its ripple effect embraces not only those in our world, but far beyond. This week at the Olympics in Vancouver, BC, we saw a perfect example of that, in the outpouring of love for skater, Joannie Rochette. She won a bronze medal, despite the pain of losing her mother a few days prior. In an interview, Joannie acknowledged how the messages of love and support from people, not just in Vancouver or Canada, but from around the world, gave her added strength to compete.
Dr. Ernest Holmes, the founder of Religious Science, lists 92 references for 'Love' in the Science of Mind textbook, and he refers to love as an impelling force. I see this impelling force as steadfast when it comes from within.
Each one of us is a beautiful soul, deserving of our highest appreciation. Barbara de Angelis says it best with her words.
"No matter what age you are, or what your circumstances might be, you are special, and you still have something unique to offer. Your life, because of who you are, has meaning."
So, do take time to appreciate how special you are. Pause in a busy day to have a 'time out of time' experience, and enjoy the stillness of many present moments. I recall hearing that as we age our past is longer, our future shorter and our present deeper.
I wish you many rich blessings for a very special month. May you ... mentally or physically ... dance a jig on St. Patrick's Day, enjoy the green of Spring with its longer daylight hours, and appreciate all that you are, with many deep present moments.
Until next time... this is Dorothy... Namasté.
Rev. Dorothy Blandford, Ph.D
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