Thursday, November 12, 2015

A To Z Of Gratitude: U

U is for Unity


I am grateful for unity every time it happens somewhere. Even if it's only baby steps. And although we are not there yet, and undoubtedly have a long way to go, I dream of global unity. Because when the world finally comes together as one, who will there be left to fight?

Unity is power; the only power we should crave.

Have a good day, everyone.

34 comments:

  1. Indeed it is a good thing to be grateful for.

    betty

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  2. Well done with a tough letter 'u'.

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    1. I considered a couple of other choices but this one was my favourite.

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  3. When I was small, growing up and studied in the university, I had many friends of different colour....
    But nowadays the social divide have increased, racism is on the rise.
    I am sad about this.

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  4. I think there's hope for our younger generation. They are much more globally aware.

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    1. I'm optimistic about that, too. I know my daughters are much more open-minded and much less dogmatic than previous generations. Perhaps they will pave the road further. I certainly hope so.

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  5. Yes, I know him well, not personally but through the office...I worked for the UN for many years. He was one of our most respected Secretary Generals.

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  6. I love this quote so much! Unity and kindness will make this world a better place, I believe that with all my heart <3 :)
    Thank you for this inspiration today :)
    Lots of hugs to you, sweet Martha.

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    1. Sending lots of hugs to you, Beate! I hope you and your honey bunny are both doing well!

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  7. There will never be unity until the heathens renounce the duck god and come to the true religion of the turtle god.

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  8. A statement from old Timothy from the novel the Cay has stayed with me. Timothy said, "We're all the same inside!" A movie was made of this story.

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    1. That is perfect! I'll have to check out this novel. I've never heard of it. And there's a movie, too? That's great.

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    2. It's old and may be hard to find.

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    3. I imagine it would be. I'll also check the local library. Who knows, maybe they'll have it.

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  9. My Christian faith teaches me to believe for a day when there will be a new heaven and earth filled with peace and love. I don't believe mankind with all its hatred can achieve such a place on its own. But we individually can each work to spread a little bit of heaven wherever we go. Considering how hard the forces of evil are working, we have our work cut out for us!

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    1. Indeed, Bethany. We can all spread a little bit of heaven wherever we go. One small act of kindness creates a ripple effect. I have moments like you where I don't believe mankind will ever reach a peaceful state but I also have moments where I believe we'll get there. Perhaps not for quite some time, but eventually. Remaining optimistic is important to me.

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  10. Brilliant thoughts indeed, thanks for sharing.

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  11. I am imagining this happening, Martha, some day down the road. It will be wonderful!!

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  12. Some very good words from a most respected man.
    Good choice Martha - thank you.

    All the best Jan

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  13. I didn't get to this post until a day after the attacks on Paris. Ironic isn't it?! We do need to get a grip on this sick group called ISIS. I know there will be others out there but this is just too many lives taken for their sick beliefs.

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