Heart Thoughts: Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! May you have a day filled with the abundance of love, joy and, oh yes, food.

Regarding food, let me share the joy of last Sunday’s Thanksgiving Dinner at Unity — it was absolutely fantastic! A special shout-out to Scott Mazer for skillfully preparing the turkeys and mashed potatoes, and heartfelt gratitude to Nancy Burnette for coordinating the food as it arrived and ensuring everything was set up. There were many other helping hands that contributed to the event’s success (they know who they are) and their efforts in food preparation, setup, and cleanup are greatly appreciated.

Looking ahead, mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 28 — Giving Tuesday. Over the past several years, this event has been pivotal for our community. Thanks to your generous contributions, we’ve tackled projects such as roof renovations, bathroom upgrades, and ensuring winter essentials like heating and snow plowing. Once again, we have an ambitious goal: raising $15,000. This year, the funds will be allocated for a down payment on solar panels, constructing an overhang for the office door, and covering additional winter expenses for heating and plowing.

Exciting news for Giving Tuesday! On that day, Rev Elizabeth Peterson and I will be live on Facebook from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., engaging with you and encouraging contributions. Elizabeth will lead a Singing Bowl Meditation during this live broadcast, adding a unique and meaningful element. We invite you to join us, share your experiences as part of the Unity Center for Spiritual Growth community, and contribute to the spirit of giving.

As I continue to use the book Dare to Be Yourself written by Alan Cohen, this week’s topic was Dare To Do The Impossible. Henry Ford said: “Think you can or think you can’t, either way you will be correct.”

Author Alan Cohen wrote: “Nothing is impossible. Nothing is beyond our reach unless we allow a barrier to stand between ourselves and our dreams. The bricks of such a menacing wall are forged with thoughts of ‘I can’t.’ Impossible is a concept that exists only in the mortal mind; it is not a part of the world that God created. God’s world is one of endless possibilities. If we perceive a dead end to our potential, we have wandered into a perilous room of illusions. Never agree that limitation is real.”

Richard Bach in his book Illusions reminds us “Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they’re yours. Argue for your freedom, and sure enough you are empowered.”

Alan writes: “Don’t limit God to your beliefs, but instead expand your beliefs to include all that God is. There is an infinite supply of all good things waiting to serve and support you if you just open your mind. Let go of the lesser to accept the greater.”

If you missed the service, you can view it here… also you may want to listen to the meditation.

Please join me on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. as we transform the sanctuary into the beauty of Christmas. Coffee, donuts and lots of fun will be had by all!

You are a blessing in my life,
Rev. Patricia Bessey


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