Gifts of Character – Friendliness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Friendliness. Friendliness is about having a genuine, compassionate interest in others. Even in persons, we do not know we are willing to invest time and attention, making them feel welcome. When we are with another person sharing ourselves and companioning them, both parties are brought…

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Gifts of Character – Friendliness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Friendliness. Friendliness is reaching out to others that we know and do not know with our attention. It is the beginning of what can be having friends, companions who are there for us in our best and worst times. To the extent that we are…

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Gifts of Character – Friendliness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Friendliness. Friendliness is about reaching out to others with caring. We are willing to share our time and attention and be a companion. Friendliness with those that are strangers can help others feel like they matter. When we are friendly, we contribute to their joy.…

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Gifts of Character – Friendliness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Friendliness. Friendliness is about being able to hear the story of another person with compassion. We can share our joy and sorrow, our victories and challenges. Friendliness is giving our time and attention to those that come into our world. As I reflect on friendliness…

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Gifts of Character – Friendliness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Friendliness. Friendliness is a combination of other attributes like trustworthy, empathetic, generous and helpful. Being friendly makes others feel welcome in our circle, even if we do not know them well. The best way of breaking the ice is with a smile, as this gesture…

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Gifts of Character – Friendliness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Friendliness. Friendship and connection with others is a basic need of humans. We practice friendship by demonstrating our interest in others. We draw others to us in friendship by our willingness to contribute to them and their well-being. Friendship requires time, effort, attention and love.…

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Gifts of Character – Friendliness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Friendliness. Friendliness is about taking an interest in others and doing so in good and bad times. Friendliness begins with appreciating ourselves, and be willing to accept and give care and value. When we are friendly we have a genuine interest in others. Today I…

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Gifts of Character – Kindness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Kindness. Kindness is a genuine concern for how others are feeling and doing. We listen carefully to their words, perceiving the needs they may have that they are not speaking. Kindness combines so many of the virtues, caring, compassion, friendliness, helpfulness, love, tact, into the…

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Gifts of Character – Kindness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Kindness. Kindness is about giving attention to not just the needs of another person but also looking for ways that will be helpful to them. We find simple ways to show friendliness, coming from the compassion we have for the welfare of others. We are…

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Gifts of Character – Kindness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Kindness. Kindness is about empathy, compassion, and actions. Being kind is giving our attention just to bring happiness to others. Our kindness extends from being kind to ourselves to other people, animals, and the earth. We demonstrate our kindness with words and deeds, small and…

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