The Fragrance of Appreciation

Is there any quality which gives more fragrance to life than appreciation? The quickening glow and loving impulse in response to appreciation are among earth's precious blossoms. Who has not seen virtues unfold and flower in most unlikely places under the genial warmth of just appreciation?

Appreciation penetrates the cloud to its silver lining, delves below surface-seeming to the true and real, sees through fumbling effort the kind intent, discerns amid apparent vice the smallest virtue, strips off the cloak of false personality, revealing the truth of being, perceives through the veil of material illusion spiritual reality. True appreciation is spiritual discernment and understanding, for its values according to divine Principle, which is infinite Truth. This true vision reduces error to nothing and heals the sinful, sorrowing, lonely, impoverished, and sick.

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