January 11, 2024

In the dawn of this new year, we stand at the threshold of possibility.

At Unity of The Blue Ridge, 2024 is “A year of Influence”, where our choices and actions can shape the narrative of our life and our shared existence.

Consider these luminaries:

Peter Drucker reminds us, “The best way to predict the future is to create it."

Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani human rights activist and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate reminds us, “We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.” Her words echo the transformative power of speaking up and making a difference.

Marianne Williamson says, “We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past, but by the love we're not extending in the present."

Finally, The Dalai Lama, a beacon of compassion, reminds us, “Be kind whenever possible… and remember, it is always a possibility.”

Intentional actions, when multiplied by a few - and then again and again - will transform the world. Never underestimate your power to make a difference - creating a ripple effect that extends far beyond ourselves.

Join in the 21 Day Challenge to “Make a Difference”.

The purpose of the challenge is simple yet profound: Every day for the next 21 days, let someone know that they make a difference.

Through acknowledging the impact of others, we illuminate the energy of appreciation and magnify the power of positive influence. Just imagine the ripple effect: one day, one person, one heart-felt acknowledgement at a time.

Download the Challenge Form at and let us know how it goes.

With gratitude, glitter and good vibes!

Rev. Darlene