Appreciation.  It can be defined as a feeling of being grateful or an ability ability to understand the worth, quality, or importance of something.

Today, we engage a special road trip, personally and professionally.  We head for Heart’s Content, the birthplace and childhood town of my mother.  During her recent illness and passing, I learned even more of her early years.  I learned more of her early life; and later years.  Her father was Superintendent of the Cable Station, a place of vital importance in the history of communications and the world.  Without exploring the details here, suffice it to say that I gained a deeper appreciation of her life, her opportunities, challenges… and more.  I came to know Marion MacDonald Green that much more.  My appreciation grew beyond my love for her as mother.

We are dedicating the spirit of our company to her strength and grace and perseverance.  This trip is part of that dedication.  Appreciation is a virtue.  It is the mortar that builds relationships, personally and professionally.  Those relationships are investments, and appreciation strengthens them.  It requires us to see those with whom we work in new and better ways; customers, colleagues and more.  It allows us to see the good around, behind and ahead of us.  It strengthens our spirit, through gratitude.

Here are some thoughts on appreciation.   Practice appreciation.  See where that investment takes you.

Appreciate you mom.

Peace, passion and prosperity.

Barry Lewis Green, aka The Unity Guy™